Hi from the Côte d'Azur.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by milady06, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. milady06

    milady06 New Egg

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    Hi from Contes a hill top village behind Nice in the south of France. I'm a new hen keeper with 3 lovely girls who give me hours of entertainment as well as piles of poop!
    Here comes a novice question:
    If I give them un cooked greens should I shred them first?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] It depends on the "greens". If it's cooked green beans I think so, yes, but most greens can be fed raw and the chickens will do the shredding themselves. I feed mine alfalfa and spinach and sometimes brassica, like cabbage, broccoli leaves, cauliflower leaves, kale... I just toss it in the run and they go crazy. Here's some more treats ideas:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, milady06, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! I agree with sumi - they really seem to like them raw in most cases. Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. As you will find, they are very good at shredding.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome From Cold Colorado [​IMG]
     
  10. milady06

    milady06 New Egg

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    Hi there and thanks for you help so far. Mr. Fox helped himself to two of our three birds and we replaced them with 3 young'uns. They get on well with the survivor and follow her lead in a few things BUT they don't hop up onto the perches at night, preferring to huddle on the floor near the door way. Is this something they'll grow out of? Forgive me if I'm being naive.
     

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