my chickens love cauliflower?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stewy04, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. stewy04

    stewy04 Out Of The Brooder

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    some days when dinner is done and we have cauliflower left over so i said lets feed it to the chickens and when i took it out there they loved it. do they need this for their diet to eat. i have 15 rhode island reds and 1 rooster. i just want to know if they are sopposed to eat cauliflower?
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Cauliflower is fine for them. It never makes it to the chicken scrap bowl in our house, but my chickens love the leaves of the plant. BTW, [​IMG]
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Chickens are 2 legged garbage disposals. They will eat just about anything. I feed them anything that I have leftover after making salads and or dinner. They can eat chicken. Mine love it. [​IMG] Just don't give them spoiled foods that are clearly stinky or slimy, or moldy foods.
     
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  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more fresh vegies you can give them, the better. It is like candy to them but it is good for them so a win-win.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I occasionally buy a head of cauliflower and let the chickens have it whole and raw. My chickens don't like very many vegetables - corn (of course), english peas and cauliflower - are about it. They hate brocolli, won't touch it, but love the cauliflower. I long ago decided that mine don't have much of a taste for veggies because they free range and get all the fresh greens they need.
     
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  6. FowlmouthChick

    FowlmouthChick Out Of The Brooder

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    So glad I found this thread. I didn't see cauliflower listed on the approved treat list but last night gave my girls each a tiny piece of raw cauliflower. I have never seen such a reaction to food. They went absolutely nuts for it and this is the first item for which they have shown interest. They could care less about corn. Crazy chickens!
     

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