Introducing Veggies and Fruits?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by QueenofKings, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. QueenofKings

    QueenofKings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, when my chickens were young baby chicks, I tried introducing them to veggies and fruits scraps. They never took to it and instead preferred eating chiles off our chile plants and grass.

    Fast forward to now and try as I might to introduce different greens for them to eat they'll ignore it and go right for their feed or scratch. Anyone else have a similar experience?

    I just want them to eat a little more variety. ><
     
  2. myfivegirls

    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One option is to put the food scraps through an old food processor/blender, until they're chopped up fine. Then, mix in with their feed or scratch grains. I do fermented feed, so it's already wet. For example, they eat pumpkin better if I run it through the food processor and mix it with their feed. It's "hidden" in the wet mash and they eat all/most of it. The other thing is to only feed the feed and scratch two times (AM & PM) a day, and keep the other food scraps, etc available to them during the day. They'll get hungry and curious and will eventually learn that it's something to eat.
     

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