Walnut leaves

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by akovia, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. akovia

    akovia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2012
    Hillsboro, OR
    Harvey Usery promotes using oak leaves in the run for the chix to work on over winter. We don't have oaks but do have a large English Walnut which drops mountains of leaves. Has anyone used walnut leaves for their run and are there any health issues that we should consider? Thanks.
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    They would work till they break up. I never rake mine up, the mower does a good job chopping them up. The oak leaves don't chop as well. So they would probably hold up better to the chickens scratchings.

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