green cabbage ok purple cabbage bad

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SeattleChickenHead, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. SeattleChickenHead

    SeattleChickenHead Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive given my chickens atleast 6 green cabbages, never with any problems, they like it....WELL....I threw a purple cabbage in the run and it was like I threw a live mongoose in there....Ive never heard so much noise from them....they were flapping around, losing feathers, and huddling in the corner till i took it away......I chopped it up small and gave it back to them....[​IMG] same comotion, eventually they began to carefully eat it as though it were about to attack......and then it made all thier poop BLUE!

    Has anybody else noticed chickens scared of purple things?
     
  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, but I have to try that now. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hillary and friend's eggs

    Hillary and friend's eggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I HAVE to try that! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Mine wouldn't even touch it, not even a nibble. [​IMG]
     
  5. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my girls both and they like them both equally.
     
  6. SeattleChickenHead

    SeattleChickenHead Out Of The Brooder

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    ya I thought there would be no difference, they taste the same to me pretty much, it just makes good looking coleslaw [​IMG] I thought blue and purple things are good for you.
     
  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Yes, it will make their poop Blue [​IMG]
     
  8. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls always react to strange food as if I were trying to poison them. After a little bit, my brave girl, Roz, will give it a try. If she likes it, the others will eat it, too.
     
  9. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Instead of "let Mikey try it" "let Rozzie try it" [​IMG]
     
  10. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of Mikey.


    Quote:Instead of "let Mikey try it" "let Rozzie try it" [​IMG]
     

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