My chickens are suddenly eating my conifers!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by caralouise1974, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. caralouise1974

    caralouise1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't really care about these little trees, as we inherited them from the previous occupants of our house and they're really quite boring, but I'm worried about the chickens.

    Can they eat the foliage of miniature conifer trees safely?

    Thanks in advance for your advice everyone!
  2. rainbowgardens

    rainbowgardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central Virginia
    Are they eating the foliage, or could it be that they're finding bugs and spider eggs. It could be that there are seeds on them.
  3. caralouise1974

    caralouise1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are definitely snapping off the ends of the foliage and eating it. I watched one of them try to feed some to our four week old chick earlier too! (It had the sense to ignore it.)

    Why have they all of a sudden started to eat this tree? It's so odd!
  4. caralouise1974

    caralouise1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any ideas? Is it dangerous?
  5. Danster1001

    Danster1001 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2015
    Lichfield UK
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