Raspberry seed eating

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken brown, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. chicken brown

    chicken brown New Egg

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    My chicken love tilling under my raspberry rows. I'm worried they spend so much time there because they are eating the raspberry seeds I'll need for next years growth. Can anyone tell me if this is what they're eating or why they enjoy moving the soil away from the roots? It seems an alright coexistence if they don't kill my raspberry crops.
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No need to worry about the raspberries, any seeds they eat will be weeds, not your berries. Raspberries grow up from the roots and the chickens aren't able to damage the roots by their scratching and pecking.
     
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  3. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens scratch. It's what they do. They get to find all manner of delicious things to eat.

    Chris
     

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