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They sure love lettuce!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kentucky Steve, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Kentucky Steve

    Kentucky Steve Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked up a head of lettuce for the gals on the way home from work today. They went to town on that thang!
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    My chickens will not eat lettuce for the life of me. They hate it! :(
     
  3. LaPetiteFarmer

    LaPetiteFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get lettuce every day and they devour it.... especially my silkies
     
  4. PAchickengirl

    PAchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine didn't seem to. Are for it. Celery leaves, either. I've seen them eat grass and such,not sure why they wont eat other stuff!
     
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  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Mine done like celery either. Neither do they like applies, cucumbers or carrots. They only like watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes, pasta, eggs, egg shells and bread. They are kinda picky. I tried to feed them pulp from my juicing but they turned their nose up at that. :/
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    Mine eat all of it! I give them Lettuce, Cabbage, Kale, broccoli, spinach or something green everyday. I started doing this when the Austarlorps were several weeks old. Back them I chopped the stuff in a food processor. They also love Pumpkins. Just cut a 2" hole in the side and they will take care of the rest.

    Greens are very good for them.
     

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