Strawberries?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by luvinmychickens, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
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    Can my 11 1/2 and 4 1/2 month old hens have strawberries???
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Of course!! [​IMG]
     
  3. penguin13.hw

    penguin13.hw Out Of The Brooder

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    I have found mine like strawberries, blackberries, cascade berries, and raspberries. I grow my own so the over ripe ones go to the "kids".
     
  4. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they can! Mine enjoy the tops of strawberries, but they don't like them as much as they like eating other things; but try feeding 'em some! They might love em
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Mine like them hulls and all.

    Imp
     
  6. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Ok thanks everybody! I am new to chickens, so I dont know what they can and can not eat.
     
  7. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will only eat berries of any kind if they are mashed up [​IMG]
     
  8. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grow them in my garden and any time I find one that has been eaten a bit by bugs I give it to the chicks and they love it.
     
  9. EncinoMan

    EncinoMan Out Of The Brooder

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    As I just found out the other day, my girls (15 weeks old) won't eat strawberries. We bought a half-flat of berries, and I saved all the tops knowing that the chickens would love them. What's not to love: greens, sweet fruit and crunchy little seeds...they are even RED, a chicken's favorite color! Nope. They peck once or twice, look at me like I'm insulting them by offering such an inferior snack, then go back to busily tearing up my lawn.

    I really hope their tastes become more diverse as they get older...but I've been hoping that for a while now. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mississippi Yard Bird

    Mississippi Yard Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls will walk by cracked corn to get to a strawberry!
     

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