Vegetables least likely eaten

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by americanvalkyrie, May 31, 2012.

  1. americanvalkyrie

    americanvalkyrie Songster

    Nov 20, 2011
    Reno, NV
    I have a manmade pond with a waterfall, and a walkway behind it. I need something to block access to the waterfall... something portable... so I can move it and garden behind it. My dogs keep passing behind, and knocking rocks into the pond, and then I have to fish them out and reset the liner! But my chickens free-range. I have most of my garden done so they can't get to it, but I want to put something here that is less likely to be eaten by the chickens. It will be planted in a 5-gallon bucket and can have a foot of chicken wire around it, above the bucket, but I want something that will spread out. I was thinking tomatillos, but don't know if the chickens will go for the leaves. They're not starved at all, but there's no longer any greenery left in the yard, so they freak out whenever I bring in something growing.

    I was also thinking of planting flowers that spread out, but have the same problem there.
  2. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Songster

    Feb 10, 2012
    LaSalle Ontario Canada
    So far mine don't like asparagus. Other than that they eat anything I toss in their run.
  3. Raccoo

    Raccoo Hatching

    May 27, 2012
    Like humans, some chickens may absolutely love a certain treat, while others can't help but despise it. I'd feed them a bunch of vegetables and fruits and take note of which ones they refuse to eat, and plant those at the edge of your garden.

    If you're looking for something big, maybe some pretty shrubbery? I've never seen my hens tread through or attempt to jump over bushes.

    Good luck!
  4. wasatusay

    wasatusay Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    Mine will not touch carrots, cooked, shredded or chopped.
  5. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Mine snurl their beaks and walk away in a huff at lettuce and cabbage. I thought this was suppose to be two of their favorites! [​IMG]

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