Salad for the chooks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Reinbeau, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    I go to a local health food store that sells organic vegetables - as you all know, organic costs more, so they tend to have left-overs that go past their prime. They sell them to me at 75% off, so I pay three or four dollars a week for a huge bag of whatever. Today I got broccoli, zucchini, carrots, parsley and cabbage. I chopped up a bunch of it and gave it to my poor, snow avoiding chooks - they wouldn't even come out for fresh salad, I had to put it in the coop for them. Spoiled little girls.....

  2. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    they are a lucky bunch
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I always look for the bags or boxes of salad at the grocery store that are marked off 50% because of the experation date but are clearly still good. My birds wont step foot in snow either.
  4. farmerbrown

    farmerbrown Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2009
    SW VA
    We have 6” of snow / ice right now. I was headed back from the green house and tossed about a pound of stuff into the run. They would come out and grab a little bit of stuff and run back inside. They know I will not stop on the way back form the green to deliver there treats. Last time I looked there were still some larger items out there that were not drag able.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by