Nutmeg?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LilJoe, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if nutmeg harmed chickens in any way because I was thinking if it 2 old him them if I put some in their nesting boxes with the herbs.
    If the nutmeg doesn't harm them then does it have any use such as deters mice or insects/helps with respiratory health etc.?
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Nutmeg is for cooking and egg nog (YUM!), and will never hit my coop! Mary
     
  3. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I guess they can't have it? Or it doesn't have any use in the coop?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If you're sprinkling it in the nest boxes, I don't think it could hurt but I also don't think what benefit it would have.

    Nutmeg can be dangerous and even psychotropic for humans if too much is ingested so I would not feed it to chickens.
     
  5. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you ChickenCanoe!
     

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