Kale Leaves

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Col1948, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

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    I went shopping this morning and picked up a bag of Kale from the supermarket, I thought I would try it on the hens.
    Got home unpacked the shopping then went out to give them some, they came running over to me, I scattered some about, they all had a quick peck then decided they were not interested and went back on the grass scratching about in the dead leaves, oh well I tried.
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    That's weird, my chickens love kale, I guess your chickens think they can do better...:lau
     
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  3. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

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    I've read they like Pumpkin so course on Halloween there were plenty in the shops so I bought one, cut it open for them so they could get to the inside, they didn't like it, I ended up throwing it on the compost.
     
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  4. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

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    Mine are a bit divided on the whole pumpkin thing but the ducks, sheep and goats LOVE it, so when the chickens have decided they've had enough, the "scavengers" have a field day with their leftovers.
     
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  5. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    My chickens refuse to eat kale as well. They do love themselves some pumpkin tho!
     
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  6. LlamaGirl4

    LlamaGirl4 Crowing

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    Mine eat about anything I throw in the coop or when they are out they just follow me around. They eat kale, pumpkins, cucumbers, mushrooms, oatmeal, garter snakes, mice, voles, the roo tried eating a mole once lol. Apples, bananas etc etc
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I wish mine didn't like kale... or Brussels sprouts, or tomatoes. These are some of the veggies they decimated in my garden this year.
    They had their first bowl of Greek yogurt. Now THAT was a big hit. Their beaks, wattles and combs were covered in yogurt!
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  8. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

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    Yeah mine love Greek Yogurt, funny because I bought them a pot only this morning, I normally mix their vitamins in that.
     
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  9. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Mine like kale and would help themselves to it when I had some growing in their run. No longer have garden beds within reach, so I'll throw in some scraps of it every once in a while.
     
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  10. MissChick@dee

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    You could try chopping the kale see if that makes a difference. Mine are so spoiled that’s how THEY prefer it. Tried pumpkin...no go so I fed it to my friends goat.
    Mine won’t eat cabbage whole either. But coleslaw (must be the mayonnaise) is a knock down drag out favorite!
     

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