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My chickens won't eat vegetables

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lilapot, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, they don't eat any scraps except for veggie burgers![​IMG]
    Help! How do we get them to eat them!!!!
     
  2. bantambarnyard

    bantambarnyard Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine didn't at first. But I kept throwing them in there, and eventually the got the hint! Good luck!
     
  3. mechanic57

    mechanic57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try different things and see what they like. I know my birds don't like bananas. Just trial and error. Don't leave too much food in the run if they don't eat it. It may attract unwanted scavengers.
     
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  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started them eating veggies as chicks, but when I fed them I would chop them into bite-sized pieces. Maybe that's why they like the veggie burger...no work to eat it!
     
  5. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are going to try watermelon.Right now their favorite snack is peanut butter with seeds sprinkled on it.
    Thanks everybody! I guess we'll just keep trying!
     
  6. HTChick

    HTChick Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they?
     
  7. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pullets,we've had them for two months and they were pullets when we got them,so we don't know exactly.
     
  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    sometimes my 31/2 year old hens are actually AFRAID OF NEW FOOD! Seriously they run from it then one brave girl tests it and finally the eat it but not always.
     
  9. Gatewayto

    Gatewayto Out Of The Brooder

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    We had to cut up our fruits and veggies to small pieces for our 1 months chicks to eat them. They will not even attempt eating whole fruits and veggies.
     
  10. lilapot

    lilapot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone!!!
    We tried feeding them watermelon but they wouldn't eat it unless they watched me tear it up and throw it near them,but I call that a success!!
     

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