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My Chickens Are Afraid of Beet Leaves

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by LadyHawk27, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. LadyHawk27

    LadyHawk27 Just Hatched

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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.... [​IMG]
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] 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.
     
  3. LadyHawk27

    LadyHawk27 Just Hatched

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    They're hens actually.@1muttsfan
     

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