Leftover Herbs as a Treat Any concerns?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DaviJones, Dec 15, 2017.

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  1. DaviJones

    DaviJones Songster

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    I recently made a salad which included the fresh herbs parsley and mint and was wondering if that'd be a good treat. Neither herb is poisonous right? I'm kinda worried about the parsley. Thank you in advance!

    They are 8-10 weeks old. Have grit(just small rocks that I found in the dirt, I live in a very rocky and sandy region) And of course they are being fed a balanced diet (Country Companion Chick Starter) and any crickets I or they catch.(In case any of this is influencial on answers)
     
  2. DaviJones

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    Sorry I meant the herbs being a good treat, not the salad, that's already eaten:gig
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    All is fine...Have at her!
     
  4. DaviJones

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    Thanks! Would you reccomend chopping the herbs first?
     
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    You can or they will peck it and might swallow long strands..Chopping sounds good ...
     
  6. DaviJones

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    Thank you again! Sorry, I always get concerned:D
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    No problem....Enjoy those Birds!
     
  8. Michael Propst

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    You might find this page helpful. Herbs and Their Uses for Your Chickens' Health. Herbs are great for chickens, in fact in my research so far I have not read anything negative about any of them. If they are fresh herbs I would toss them in and let them go to town tearing them apart. I have actually created my own herb blend (dried) that is mixed with their regular daily feed. I also purchase all my feed from Scratch and Peck and they have a fabulous herb blend. Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs
     
  9. Coop's Coop

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    My sons chicks (9 weeks old) love pecking around in my herb garden. They eat the parsley and I think they like the thyme. They always smell so good after they have come out of the herb garden bc the herbs brush up against them as they are pecking around.
     
  10. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Mine enjoy parsley a lot and steal it from my garden when they can. I don't bother chopping it though, I manually tear it up into smaller pieces and just toss it on the ground.
     

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