growing/feeding my chickens out of my herb garden....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SunnySideUpFarm, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. SunnySideUpFarm

    SunnySideUpFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    i have over 20 different types of herb seed.....is there any particular herbs i should avoid giving my chickens?

    im planning having a spot just to grow herbs for them.......
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there may be some that can harm chickens, u can look up which (if any) are harmful either on the website or another. Also, chickens are good at telling u wether they will eat it or not.....they might not like the flavor though.
     
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  3. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are fond of parsley and comfrey. "Weed" type things are excellent...plantain, borage, dandelion and chickweed.
     
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  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Given free choice, chickens appear to not eat things that are bad for them. I suspect that mother nature has equipped them to make the right choices. If they are going to forage, they likely won't eat what they should not.

    Chris
     
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  5. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens won't touch the basil, mint, and oregano in the garden. -lots of herbs must be unpalatable to chickens. They do like parsley. My birds do leave alone things that aren't good for them (such as the Jasmine and Lantana) and seem to forage on the things that are agreeable.
     
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  6. SunnySideUpFarm

    SunnySideUpFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    will chickens eat fruit? i have many different fruit trees....
     
  7. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens happily eat the mint. Individuals have their own taste, I guess.
     
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