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Sweet?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joebwe25, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

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    Can chickens taste sweet?
     
  2. SandraChick

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    no clue..but doubt it.

    THey don't taste spicy hot neither.

    Sandra
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing 11 Years

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    I read recently that it's a controversial issue how much birds can taste; they're supposed to eat things that they think look like what they're supposed to be eating. However, different types of birds do have a varying number of taste buds; some have up to fifty (not very many) so they can taste some stuff. Haven't researched how many chickens have. I have my own views about what they can taste... I don't care how many taste buds they have...after watching how much our birds enjoy berries and watermelon...it's hard to believe they don't taste much!
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If they don't taste sweet things then why do they go nuts over marsmallows?
     
  5. rosyposyosy

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    because they are sticky and filled with air and it is fun to fight over [​IMG] DUH! lol jk
     
  6. joebwe25

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  7. schmoo

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    I swear my Roo can. I had some raspberry jam on a piece of toast and he LOVED it - I mean he was just nuts over it. He didn't go half that crazy for plain rapsberries or plain toast.......who knows?
     
  8. pawtraitart

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    My chickens definately go crazy over sweet treats more so than anything else they get.
     
  9. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing 11 Years

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    Well, on the flip side...ours go crazy over styrofoam, too...we don't dare leave any lying around anywhere! [​IMG]
     
  10. doghamstyluv95

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    Are sweet things ok for the chickens to eat?
     

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