Spinach Problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ClareScifi, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. greenSearcher

    greenSearcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't feed laying hens tons of spinach or chard everyday, but occasionally, cooked and drained wouldn't hurt. Cooking and draining leaches a good deal of the oxalic acid (which blocks calcium absorption. if I recall correctly. I feed my girls a variety of greens from the produce sections waste. There are few green blades of grass anywhere on my land. The drought has it tightly in its clutches.
     
  3. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh. I've never heard that. I guess it's something to watch out for.

    Quote:That sounds like a really good idea. Yay for zero waste and all that. I've suggested it to several grocery stores, and none of them are willing to give me anything. [​IMG]
     
  4. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I collect a banana box of produce from my local grocer evey monday. Made a deal with the produce mgr. He gives me a box of scraps each week and he gets eggs... when they start laying!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was feeding spinach daily I ended up having a soft egg. I still give spinach on occasion as well as romaine and cabbage but I give everything sparlngly.
     
  6. aliren

    aliren Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave my hens some spinach, I think one over ate to much as a few days later her crop was like a water balloon, Iv managed to get the fluid out of her but I'm sure I can still feel a soft mass in her crop, is there anything I can give her to help brake it down? She's have apple cider vinegar and life guard in water!
     

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