sillybirds

Songster
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
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We have mint that grows like a weed in our garden. The other day I had the idea to give some to the chicks, see if they'd like it. Sure enough, they love it!

Anyone else feed their chickens mint? I wonder if it'll affect the flavor of their eggs when that time comes...
 

bluie

Songster
12 Years
Aug 18, 2007
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mine wont eat it. they did however eat all the petunias and impatiens.
 

sillybirds

Songster
11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
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California
Too bad about your flowers! I think I'd get some goats, but they'd probably eat everything in the backyard!
 

sweetcorn

Songster
11 Years
Sep 2, 2008
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Northern Indiana
I bought some honey this year from a farmer who's bees have a nearby mint field and the honey was mint tasting and delish in tea. I wonder though if it will make for minty eggs , lol.
 

digitS'

Songster
12 Years
Dec 12, 2007
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ID/WA border
Mint is one of those herb plants in my backyard that the hens leave alone.

Thankfully, there are a few things like this.

Steve
 

tvtaber

Songster
12 Years
Aug 2, 2007
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Central CA
My hens don't eat any herbs, just tomatoes and greens! Our goats, on the other hand, eat hardly enything out of the garden. They are the pickiest eaters I've ever seen!!
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
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12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
Quote:I got some local honey like that last year. I was so impressed with it that when we put out our bee hives this past spring I threw out mint seeds.
LOL
 

kinnip

Songster
11 Years
Feb 24, 2008
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Carrollton, GA
Mine won't touch the stuff, neither will the goats. I love it.

That honey sounds terrific. I've been thinking about keeping some bees. I still have some fear to overcome. The ones we have here naturally are so calm and curious, it's really boosting my courage.
 

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