Is raw turnip ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some turnip from the garden and I was wondering if the chickens can eat it? It isn't cooked.

    Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  2. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine for them, but in my experience they probably won't eat it because of the strong, spicy taste.
     
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yeah they might not like it. [​IMG]
     
  4. 2emma2

    2emma2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine did not touch the turnips I put in.
     
  5. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too bad, I was thinking about growing them turnips...greens in summer and the turnips themselves as food over winter. What if you cook them?

    Any other root crops or squashes I could grow in pa that could be used as a primary over winter food if regular feeds were to become prohibitavely expencive?
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine some and they didn't touch them for a few days......then they started eating them. I guess the roots looked scary or something. Second time...same thing.
     
  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    similar to carrot and parsnip and apples with skin on it it is to hard for them to chip away at. As mentioned the strong smell and strong bite to the taste is a turnoff for my girls anyway. Good luck with that
     

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