Mushrooms

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mamasgirls6, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. mamasgirls6

    mamasgirls6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if chickens can eat mushrooms. My husband went to the produce market and the guy gave him mushrooms, broccoli, grapes, lettuce and bananas for the girls. On the treat chart mushrooms were not listed so I am not sure if they can eat it.
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine do not like them. They try them and the little bit that they get has not hurt them.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Same with mine. They come across lots of mushrooms on their free ranging trips. They ignore them.
     
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vet friend told me no on mushrooms, I pull them out of the yard all the time so the dogs don't get them ( toxic to dogs) so I'm not risking it.


    Nancy
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    My dogs eat mushrooms all the time and have never had a problem. I do not have mushrooms in my yard but not very often. Button and Morels from time to time.
     
  6. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Edible shrooms from the store won't hurt them but they have almost no taste and very little food value so they generally ignor them. I toss out the stems and funky ones with the other veggie leavings and they just ignore them.
     
  7. mamasgirls6

    mamasgirls6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. I will give it a try and see if they will eat them.
     

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