Mint

sillybirds

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11 Years
Aug 5, 2008
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California
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...
 

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.
 

tvtaber

Songster
12 Years
Aug 2, 2007
350
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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!!
 

LynneP

Songster
11 Years
Mar 21, 2008
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Centre Rawdon, Nova Scotia, Canada
We have spearmint, and some is around the perimeter of our new run, but the hens don't seem to like it...it keeps the run smelling fresh, tho'
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MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
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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.
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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.
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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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