lettuce trim

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by igotchickens, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2010
    So I made friends with the produce guy at my local Henry's Market and convinced him to give me a banana box full of the lettuce trim pretty much any day I call. My chickens get open feeding of lay pellets/crumble, about a cup of scratch every day or so to share, and crushed oyster shell. They also get any fruits and vegetables that are past their prime in my fridge or on my counter. I have 11 chickens and am looking to get more. I was just wondering, should I be worried about this unlimited supply of free treats (lettuce)? I guess I'm just paranoid since I'm getting it for free. P.S. It's a mixture of green leaf, red leaf and romaine. No iceberg. Part of it is organic, some isn't. Thanks all!
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    No need to worry about it. It won't hurt the chickens as long it isn't all they get to eat.

  3. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Think of lettuce as fancy grass. As if they were standing on grass. You couldn't limit them.

    Congrats on the score! [​IMG]
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana

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