Mint Leaves?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Justin F, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Justin F

    Justin F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone I have a question about chickens eating mint leaves. I'm growing a large bunch of mint and am not sure I'll be able to eat all of it so I figured I could give some of it to my chickens when it becomes too overgrown. Has anyone experienced any problems from this or is mint deadly to chickens. I hope it'll give them fresh breath too! [​IMG]
     
  2. SavageDestiny

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  3. Justin F

    Justin F Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine never touch the stuff other then to scratch around it. Maybe yours will be the ones that like mint, most don't.
     
  5. Justin F

    Justin F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may have to mix them in with other things, need to find some recipes to use up this stuff.
     
  6. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't force feed it to them just to get rid of it. I'd cut the plot size of the mint grown to just what I would use and grow something else for the chickens. .
     
  7. Justin F

    Justin F Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yea I meant for myself. If they don't want it then they don't have to eat it. Sorry for the confusion [​IMG]
     
  8. rebask

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    Adding it to foods that you prepare for them should be fine. We (Spelled, "I") bake for our chickens a sort of cake/treat that produces an egg increase by three fold, or more. Haven't tried giving it to them in the summer, yet, but plan on it this year. I mean, it works so good in winter, I wonder what it'll do for them in summer when they can get all the bugs and other stuff they want to eat, too??
     

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