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is lots of mint OK?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chick-neighb, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. chick-neighb

    chick-neighb In the Brooder

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    The hens in my backyard love mint. I'm considering planting a lot more of it in their yards. Is there any danger of them eating too much mint?
     
  2. Majd

    Majd Songster

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    I have never had chickens that loves mint... mybe peck on some but never come and eat our plantedints... I don't know if it is bad for them...
     
  3. MountainDirt

    MountainDirt Chirping

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    Is there a particular kind of mint your chickens like? I have a a few that I'm growing (pinapple, apple, peppermint, orange) but I didn't know they would eat it.
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    Mine also never touch mint other then for the bugs on it. I don't know the particulars of your mint, but eating a diet mainly of one thing wouldn't be good.
     
  5. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    Mint can be an invasive plant.

    Chris
     
  6. MountainDirt

    MountainDirt Chirping

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    It's definitely an invasive plant in all sorts of places. I'm wondering about sinking a pot of it in my open air coop for them to much on or to see if it will at least keep some of the pesky mosquitos away.
     

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