Juniper berries

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Prester John, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Prester John

    Prester John Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newbie getting ready to build a coop, and the run area is likely to be under an enormous juniper tree.

    With juniper berries everywhere, I thought I'd ask the experts...

    Any concerns about chickens (layers) eating juniper berries - and probably a lot of them!

    Thanks.
     
  2. birdnutz

    birdnutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really sure about chickens.
    But the gin they make from them sure affects us humans![​IMG]
     
  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    i dont know about chickens, but i have seen pheseant and grouse eat them allllllll the time when im up hunting or camping
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours jump up and pluck em off the bush, but I see them spit them out most of the time. Maybe it's an aquired taste for those that decide to eat them?[​IMG]
     
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  5. Prester John

    Prester John Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, all.

    I just wanted to make sure they weren't on the "Hey Stupid - it'll kill them" list.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I use Juniperr Berries in a couple of my favorite chicken recipes.
     

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