Is There Anything Chickens Love More Than Hostas??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by goldtopper, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really mind, but there are so many green things to eat around my place! Some of my hostas look like I ran them over with a lawmower!
    Gotta love those chik'ns...
     
  2. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We call 'em "chicken candy". Oddly, it doesn't hurt them to be eaten right down to the ground - they just bush back even larger next year!

    Did you know hostas are edible by humans? In Japan they're raised as a delicacy.
     
  3. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scabiosa--Butterfly Pincushion Flower. My chickens will eat them up every time. Also any kind of daisy or begonia. [​IMG]
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hostas may be chicken candy but creeping jenny is chicken crack. They even dig up the roots and eat them.
     
  5. Marshchick

    Marshchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Our 12 chickens haven't eaten the hostas (yet) but my husband did some tranplanting of a couple hostas not too long ago. The leaves spread and drooped to the ground. The girls thought it looked like a nest and sat right in the middle! Never ate it, just sat in it.
     
  6. SanctusPullus

    SanctusPullus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...Elephant-Ears. No pachyderm wandering into our yard would last 5 minutes with both of them around our Scrappy...
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    ... anything I don't want them to eat. Aloe Vera is a real delicacy, I've come to learn.
     
  8. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hosta nest must have been cute. I can picture my ladies doing the same thing. They are so funny and creative.
     
  9. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a huge collection of hostas. I only let them out for 20 or 30 mins right before roosting time. They get a little free range time without being uber destructive.
     
  10. Muzzie

    Muzzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a huge collection of Hosta the only time I have trouble with the chickens and the Hosta is in the early spring when the hosts are just poking up they will eat the tips right off down to the ground. I don't let them free range for a few weeks while the Hosta leaves are opening once open they don't bother them luckily. I do wish they would eat more bugs than they do though. [​IMG]
     

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