Thye wouldn't eat kale

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by K-Chick, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. K-Chick

    K-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my pullets from somewhere else and they are funny when I feed them treats. They wouldn't even touch the Kale I bought at the store, and strawberry tops they just sniffed. They love grass though. Will they get use to it, or should I just give grass and scratch and forget the rest. I don't think they got treats from where they were before, just good feed.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They'll get used to it. Treats may be a whole new concept to them.
    My chickens love fruit and pasta, but won't touch greens. I think it's because they free range and get their quota of greens on their own.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    K-chick, my girls won't eat strawberry tops either! Go figure.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:My chickens are cutting off their beaks to spite their faces, so to speak. They are eating all the strawberry blooms as they appear. No wild strawberries for them this year.
     
  5. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    actually the chickens need whole some feed
    such as crumbles and if you give thewm the kale every day cut up in a bowl they will get used to it
    try putting it in with some other food like mashed potatoes or some canned corn over it
    then they will get the taste of the cron on it

    chickens are a funny lot they really need to be educated to treats
     
  6. PunkerTechnoRoo?ter

    PunkerTechnoRoo?ter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    makes me wonder if chickens have taste buds ? Kale is "spicy", sorry its the only word I can think of for the taste when its raw... But then again strawberry tops arent.
     

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