More questions for a newbie

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lisamr, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. lisamr

    lisamr Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have to cut things up, for example if i have a zucchini to give them or cukes or whatever. Do I need to do much prep of the fruit and veggies?
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Well, for potato skins and beans/peas they all need to be cooked first. The raw versions are not good for them and are considered mildly toxic. Also do not feed them onions or garlic if they are layers, as the flavor will transfer to the eggs. The other thing to stay away from is rhubarb. Never feed them rhubarb.

    OTHER THAN THAT [​IMG] you can just chuck it in there and watch them fight over it!

    Example: a couple of grapes will insight a riot in our coop.
     
  3. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For ours I cut them a little like for a cucumber I would cut it into three pieces if its a normal size one. This way the ones lower on the chain can have a chance to get some too. Not much in the way of preparing though.
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Ones Lower On The Chain would be a good name for a band. [​IMG]
     
  5. lisamr

    lisamr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. I pitted some cherries and I will chunk up zuchini and cukes to give them for their first treat. It should be fun!
     
  6. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HaHa that is true. Can see it now. [​IMG]
     
  7. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please relay the "first treat" story! I love giving my girls treats and watching show [​IMG]
     

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