Grapes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by montverdechick, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are thinking of growing some muscadine grape vines over the chicken run. Anyone know if they are safe for the chickens to eat, as they might be able to get to the fruit? What about the leaves?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    My chickens love grapes! I have to cut them in half though because I have a couple that are hoggish and almost choke on them whole. [​IMG]
    Not too sure about the leaves, though.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Chickens are pretty smart so as long as they aren't starving, they shouldn't eat any thing poisonous. I doubt grape leaves would be bad for them if they decided to take a nibble. Don't some people eat grape leaves?
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    You're right!! Greek food.
     
  5. aimee

    aimee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grape leaves wrapped around rice or cheese drizzled with olive oil is yummy!
     
  6. BalancedCAmom

    BalancedCAmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens love grape leaves and grapes. I have 4 different types, muscat is one of them, I think muscadines are the same family, sweeter white grapes? My girls love them, mine also run along the fencing to their hen house. No worries
     
  7. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm glad to know that they will be safe and they will enjoy them. I also gave the meal worms for the first time today. Took a minute or two to get used to them, but then they had a blast!!
     
  8. home solar

    home solar Just Hatched

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    Awesome info, thanks! I'm looking at various types of grapes that do well in our area to grow over the coop wire for shade...
     

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