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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MaranBantam, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. MaranBantam

    MaranBantam Hatching

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    #1 seems to be Flowering Kale, after all it is really a vegetable
    #2 most herbs
    #3 Dianthus or Carnations - close second favorite
    #4 new grass
    #5 Bamboo -new plants mainly
    #6 Roses..all the bottom leaves reachable from the ground ( some say they won't eat roses but they do.)
    #7 Pansies (not a favorite but if they don't eat it they will scratch it up..since pansies have shallow roots.)
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    They seem to leave most shrubs alone if well fed. They don't eat most succulents or cactus,dusty miller, true geraniums, lavender, cannas, citrus plants, and mine don't seem to like snapdragon..so I plant a lot of snapdragons..

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    The pretty much eat all vegetable plants except the tomato plant but they eat the fruit when ripe .. usually they peck a bite in each tomato and the fruit spoils on the vine..so forget vegetables where chickens roam freely..especially greens and cabbage family.
     

  2. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    My chickens didn't get the memo on tomatoes. They eat the plants, green fruit, ripe fruit right down to the vine.

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  3. kapie9969

    kapie9969 Chirping

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    Purslane(omega 3),clover and romaine lettuce(high in protein)
     
  4. Elissa

    Elissa In the Brooder

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    Yes, mine liked the new leaves on our tomato plants...
     
  5. DLV58

    DLV58 Chirping

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    My girls will wipe out Holly Hocks!
     
  6. gachickenmama

    gachickenmama Hatching

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    My girls LOVE my blueberries. They have eaten just about all of the berries off of my new bushes. [​IMG]
     
  7. bucky52

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    i have planted grape vines around my run for shade..i let them out to free range in the evenings and they are eating all the green grapes.
     

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