Herbs??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    What herbs can be safely feed to adult stock, without affecting the taste of the eggs?? I have a great herb garden and would like to throw some into the girls if they would enjoy it..Thank you .Dixie
     
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  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wondered the same thing. I dont mind if they change the taste of my eggs though as long as they dont taste bad.
     
  3. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put herbs in my omlettes...[​IMG]

    seriously, I think someone said onions and garlic can affect taste.
     
  4. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw everything green that get pulled up in the chicken run. Weeds, iceplant, herb trimmings, lettuce... What they don't eat they enjoy picking through and I rake up the leftovers after a day or two and put them in the compost. I have not noticed any taste difference depending on what specific foods they ahve had (the eggs all taste good!). [​IMG]

    Vicki
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found that the hens foraging in my backyard didn't have any interest in my herb garden, Dixie. There are quite a few choices out there but none of the plants were really at risk of being eaten.

    Clemson University fed a 3% garlic ration to their chickens. According to taste tests, consumers actually preferred the flavor of the eggs. [​IMG]

    Steve
     

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