Two questions from this newbie chicken mom

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Genienut, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Genienut

    Genienut New Egg

    Feb 15, 2016
    First, is it okay to feed chickens acorns?

    Second, Our chicken enclosure has three sides (12x10x12). We added growing soil on the exterior of the fence at the base of the three sides. I would like to plant something that would grow up and through the fence that the girls can nibble on. Suggestions?
    (We live in Michigan)
    Thank you!
  2. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2016
    You can feed acorns to chickens as long as you crack them open. They contain a poison called tannis. Different oak trees contain different amounts of the stuff but it can be removed by cracking them open and letting the acorns soak. Pour out the water every so often and repeat the process until the water runs clear. After this the acorns are ready to be eaten but should be fed in moderation because there is a lot of fat in them.
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  3. Chicken girl 15

    Chicken girl 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2015
    harpursville ny
    You can plant any type of peas, melon, grapes, roses, lettuce. Just about anything you plant for you plant a bit too close to the run so they can eat the leafs that grow through. Mine eat everything. .
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