Is it alright to feed chickens weeds pulled from garden?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jayon, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jayon

    Jayon Out Of The Brooder

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    I through some in the coop this week and they devoured them. I was just wondering if it is safe before I make a habit of it.

    Thanks,
    Jonathan
     
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope so, because I do it. [​IMG]
     
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
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    me too!
     
  4. xanaxnation

    xanaxnation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i pulled up some patches of grass around my planters and threw the whole clump, dirt and all in their run. they loved picking through it and the rabbit (maybe the chickens too) ate the actual grass and weeds n junk... i imagine if they can free range.. there shouldnt be an issue with weeds being thrown in. do you treat the weeds with any chemicals? that might cause a problem?
     
  5. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's quite safe. (unless of course you chemically treat your yard/gardens.) They'll know if it's safe for them to eat or not.
     
  6. FarmGirlNC

    FarmGirlNC Out Of The Brooder

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    It is safe and will save you costs on feed. I do this all the time. The only exception I make is not giving them poke berries but that is just me being paranoid because the freer ranging birds certainly have access to poke berries and wither eat them and do fine or know to avoid them. Ditto of farm mom's chemical treating comment.
     
  7. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat weeds all the time!!
     
  8. DougD

    DougD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pea pods ok?
     
  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    Wish my lawn service had a grass catcher , I would sure empty it for him and the chickens would sure LOVE IT ....



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  10. CodyChristine

    CodyChristine Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my chicks favorite treats are weeds![​IMG]
     

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