My Chickens Are Afraid of Beet Leaves

LadyHawk27

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Jan 25, 2016
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So today I decided to give my chickens the beet leaves my mom was going to get rid of. As usual my chickens all crowd by the coop door when I come out, but as soon as I put the plate down with beet leaves on it they all run to the other of the coop screeching. For a few minutes my chickens just stood there. When I took the plate out, they all slowly started moving around again. I also picked up a leaf to see if my little Captain Phasma would eat it, but she ran too.

Has this happened to anyone else? I would think the chickens would like the red stemmed leaves....
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1muttsfan

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They will get used to them and adore them. Try shredding them up smaller at the beginning and tossing them around. Are your birds young? They sound a little like hysterical teenage chickens.
 

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