Spinach Leafs as a Treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickencrazy2018, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Chickencrazy2018

    Chickencrazy2018 Chirping

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    So this morning I was going through my Fridge and noticed I had some Spinach Leafs left over from cooking the other day. It's not enough to to make something out of so, since it was green and healthy, I was wondering if I could give these to my Chickens as treats?
    If so, what are some other good treats you give to yours?
    Carrots, Lettuce, Bird Seed,ect?
     
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  2. camochick96

    camochick96 Songster

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    Yes my girls love spinach!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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  4. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    It would be very healthy for them but unfortunately my chickens won't touch spinach. Same with carrots. They like cooked broccoli though. And apples. Leftover apple cores with the seeds removed keep them busy for a while. Same with the ends of cucumbers.
     
  5. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Spinach is great for your birds, as are dandelions and broccoli. If they free-range, they likely won't appreciate it as much as they would otherwise.

    Bird seed is a decent treat, but I don't think it's giving them anything that the feed isn't. If I wanted to give them treats of that sort, I'd just buy scratch.
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    My birds love Kale, Broccoli Slaw, Spinach, Butter Lettuce, other lettuces, Carrot peels, white and purple Cabbage, if it a veggie, my birds go nuts for it!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    And it helps to chop things up on the cutting board first to make them easier to eat.

    Oh and my birds would bite me if I didn't add Tomatoes to their list of favs. :)
     
  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I forgot--mine love any sort of squash. Pumpkins are actually slightly effective as a natural dewormer (and before someone jumps on me, feeding pumpkins should not stop you from worming your flock at least once a year.)
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    Yes, there is an amino acid in pumpkin seeds that kill certain species of worms. :)
     
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  10. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    My girls eat anything! They'll love a bit of spinach, for sure. It's probably quite healthy for them to have some greens in their diet, too :D
     
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