Need Chicken feeding help - picky eaters!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Crest Acres Girl, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern California
    I have a few hens that dont like to eat the greens I give them [​IMG] How do you guys feed your chicken green stuff [​IMG]? I just rip it and toss it on the floor...they don't even touch it, they stare and thats it. Do you cook, steam, boil, mix?
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  2. geckomama

    geckomama Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Mine will eat anything as long as it comes to them in the "special metal bowl".....anything tossed into the run they won't touch [​IMG]

    I don't know why....they eat everything else off the ground, but when it comes to treats they will only eat out of that silly bowl!!! So you might try some type of container? Good luck!
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Quote:LOL--mine are the same way...they get offended if it isn't placed in their special feeding bowls, but they'll eat everything else off the ground! Go figure! [​IMG]
  4. cheeze

    cheeze Time Out

    Oct 6, 2008
    middle TN
    Quote:Mine ate a whole plate of okra today off the tray for scraps and the one piece i threw on the floor is still there lol

    another thought is make sure it is chicken size pieces they will take it with the quickness if its not too big.
  5. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern California
    oo maybe i have to cut it to smaller pieces.. doh! *slap head*
  6. doubleostud

    doubleostud Songster

    Sep 10, 2008
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
    I had a few hens that did the same thing, i just started putting a little scratch in with the greens, normally they would eat the scratch first but then they would eat the greens, worth a shot.

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