Picky Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChooksinChoppers, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Found some mixed frozen veggies on sale and gave some to my chickens this morning..they picked out all the carrots, corn and green beans and left the peas (still there 2 hrs later) [​IMG]
     
  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny! My girls are picky too.

    What I find interesting, is that a few of the books I've read say that chickens don't have a good sense of taste. But the sure have a sense of something.
     
  3. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only way my hens will eat mix veggies is cooked.and than i mix these in with their laying mash.i buy a 5lb bag at sams club.
    and it will last about a month.my girls are spoiled to.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    My chickens won't eat peas either.
    They can be afraid of new things and might take awhile to take to new foods.
    Years later and they still don't take to peas. [​IMG]

    Imp
     
  5. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Quote:I know! It took them about 10 mins to get brave enough to even peck at the stuff [​IMG] The roo was circling the bowl forever, pecked a carrot then ran away again.....oy! dangerous things those mixed veggies
     
  6. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm amazed how picky my girls still are at 16 weeks. They go absolutely berzerk for dandelions...but are only mildly interested in other greens and have zero interest in any other fruits or veggies. They'll eat sweet corn (only if we take it off the cob first!!) but walk away from strawberries, peaches, figs, carrots, zucchini, peas, etc. It's hard to believe other people's stories about how their chickens eat any and all scraps that are thrown to them.
     
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  7. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea, but check out your avatar! You have a chicken who skateboards!!! [​IMG]
    Mine would be scared of a skateboard for certain.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Okay, we all know I have weird chickens but...my chickens would have eaten the peas and corn and left the rest. With the exception of peas, which they love, they never have been fond of green veggies. I chalk that up to the fact that they free range all day and get all the greens they want.

    Yesterday morning I gave them some leftover pot roast as a treat. They ate in this order: the meat first, then the peas, then the potatoes. They also ate about a half a cup of asparagus that I had dumped in with it. All that was left was the baby carrots.
     
  9. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine also free range and if I toss them anything green thay look at me like they are wondering were their treat is and when I don't give them anything else they walk away [​IMG]
     
  10. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    My sumatra hen will eat everything except lettuce (picky picky)
     

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