Not so hot tea??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FarmerGrant011, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. FarmerGrant011

    FarmerGrant011 Songster

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    Is it ok to give my birds tea?? I just thought it would be fun, since I have like a thousand bags of tea. The main type is Honey Vanilla Chamomile. I was wondering if it was ok for chickens? Or is there a certain type that is ok for them? Any help would be awesome!
    Grant
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    as long as its decaf tea it should be ok... I would still make sure they have access to water...

    regular caffeinated tea is a diuretic and not good... (sorry getting this image of a chicken zooming through the yard like the road runner)

    I only drink decaf tea and if I have a bit left in the pot i will pour it over oatmeal or what ever is in the chicken bowl
     
  3. Me & Jack

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    Hmmm...I would be a little leery, since it's possible that some of the plant material the tea is made from might be toxic to chickens. Then again, it's a great idea for cutting down on feed costs and wasted tea bags. Curious to know either way.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    That's our favorite herb tea here. There's nothing in it that would be a problem for them. It's safe for chickens.
     

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