Pea Pods- Will they eat them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pixiechick, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I just shelled some peas from my garden and was wondering my chickens would eat the shells. Has anyone done this?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Only way to find out is to throw some out to them and see.
    My chickens turn their noses up at all green vegetables. I think that's because they free range and get plenty of greens on their own. They are very smart about eating a varied diet and taking what they need.
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I have gotten to the point I throw EVERYTHING to the chickens... melon rinds, banana and peel.... just real quick toss....

    Then in a few hours I let them out to free range... if they 'reject it' it goes into the compost bin while they are free ranging. I just pull it back out of the run.

    So doesn't hurt to try!!!

    (P.s. - I don't give them anything that comes from citrus... just in case!)
  4. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    My two gals eat everything. One of them is a wild caught hen who knows what food is good to eat and what is not. She's the one who convinces the other to eat more variety. I'm sure they will eat it. At first, they may look confused and not want to eat it, but it just takes one chicken to peck at it so they can all attack it.
  5. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Thanks everyone. I'll give it a shot this evening.
  6. jennibos

    jennibos Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2012
    Liverpool UK
    How did it go?

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