lettuce

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickadde, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    Can chickens eat lettuce?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes.
     
  3. kesali

    kesali Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iceberg, the lettuce people most commonly eat, has no nutritional value, but is harmless to them. Other lettuce like romaine, etc., do contain various nutrients.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    They especially like it when the lettuce has bolted from the heat so you pull the whole stalk and throw it in. The bitterness I taste is apparently not offensive to them.
     
  5. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my chickens LOVE lettuce.
     
  6. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They go crazy for lettuce or any leafy greens. Just make sure they have grit if they are not free range so they can digest it.
     
  7. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine won't touch it unless I chop it up into bite sized bits and put it in their treat bowl.

    Such spoiled girls.
     
  8. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Any type lettuce or greens are quickly consumed around here...[​IMG]
     
  9. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine prefer the sunflowers
     
  10. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

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    Quote:They'll love it. Ours eat it from the garden when I chuck some in the run. Tonight they left some in there, which was unusual, but as I said in another post, since we switched to crumbles from pellets they eat more of their food and are not as hungry for the treats.
     

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