Mushrooms?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by miss heny, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    my dad wants to know if chickens can have store bought mushrooms, i say no, and one else disagree with me?
     
  2. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never read anything that says they can't. As long as they're store bought and not randomly picked (poisonous) wild ones, it shouldn't hurt them.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've given mine shrooms. I'm sure they've eaten a few random yard shrooms too. I wouldn't deliberately give them wild shrooms unless I knew what they are.

    Imp
     
  4. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds fine to me. now and again we give them some that have been mixed with the rest of the scraps. but they are all cooked...
     
  5. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Years ago, I ordered mushroom spore from a seed house. I raised them in a mulch of pecan leaves and pine needles. They produced tons of beautiful mushrooms, but no one would eat them. No body wanted to be the first to die.

    We fed them to the chickens.

    Chickens eat a lot of things, but I have never seen them eat anything poisonous.

    Rufus
     
  6. kcwazzu

    kcwazzu Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Kinda makes you wonder who, way back when tried eating them in the first place [​IMG]
     
  7. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Kinda makes you wonder who, way back when tried eating them in the first place [​IMG]

    A very hungry person.
     
  8. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    okay thanks!
     
  9. Triplehorn

    Triplehorn Out Of The Brooder

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    rgunn1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! It's kind of funny... the vast majority of commercial produce is so inferior to home-grown, but when it comes to mushrooms I think I might be in that same crowd... I'll stick with the tried and true, unless you want to try it first!
     

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