The girls went CRAZY for ALOE! Is it healthy?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MouseCheese, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. So a foot long spear of an aloe plant broke off and I decided to see if my 10 week old BR pullets like it. I broke it into big chunks, and before I could even get my hand in the run, they were grabbing it! Gloppy globs of clear thick aloe juice dripping from their beaks like snotty nosed kids!! One made a strange squawk as she realized how un-ladylike she looked with the ooze hanging off her chin and face, but they greedily devoured it anyway playing keep-away with the pieces. I assume its safe as aloe has natural properties that are good for us. Any ideas or info about aloe and chickies??

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Aloe is great! I used to chop it up and put pieces in my chickens' water bowl. It's full of good things and it's so good for chickens.
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Our birds are into it all the time and have been for generations with no ill effects here in AZ....
  4. OOoo. That sounds like a good idea!! :D

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