Pine needles?

johnniecourtney

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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You think it's okay to give some branch clippings for them to peck at? I just know that pine needles are potent with pine oil, and wasn't sure if that'd be bad for them?

Thanks!

Courtney
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michickenwrangler

To Finish Is To Win
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Jun 8, 2008
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NE Michigan
It may make the eggs/meat taste like turpentine or pine resin.

We live in a cedar swamp and our deer have a pretty funky turpentine taste to them from nibbling at white cedar and white pine. We HAVE to bait them in order to make them palatable.

I use white pine needles for bedding in the coop--makes nice compost for my blueberries.

As a side note, pine needles are very high in vitamin C
 

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