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What are favorite vegies to feed to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Juliechickens, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm wanting to start a new garden just for growing vegetables for my chickens. What would be the best vegies (favorites) for the chickens. Someone told me hers loves squash so I planned on that. Any other favorites that your chickens love, please let me know so that I may plant it in my garden. I live in Memphis, TN. Lots of sunshine here! Although we had a cold spell last weekend,,,,that's just not normal this time of year for us. Oh well!
    Please let me know your chicken's favorite vegies!
    Thanks, Julie [​IMG]
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Lettuce, carrots, and not a veggie, but grapes too.

    Oh, and broccoli...
     
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  3. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens love Greens, especially Kale. You could plants a few extra tomatoes plants for them. They also love Cucumbers.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    My hens and roos, just LOVE watermellon, and cantelope....lettuce....tomatoes...apples...grapes. They are a whole lot like feeding little piggies, they will eat most anything...but just for treats...they still need thier feed.
     
  5. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens love tomatoes, zuchinni, yellow squash, *pumpkin, *butternut squash, lettuce, sweet corn, water melon, *cateloupe. honey dew, green beans, *kale, apples, strawberries, *carrot peelings.

    *good for orange yolk color
     
  6. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!!! Sounds like they will eat anything!! Well,,this helps me a lot actually,,,now I need to figure out what will grow well for me here in Memphis! One more question,,,,as far as lettuce goes,,,,,any kind of lettuce?? Iceberg too? I think I read somewhere NO on iceberg lettuce but I'm not certain. Thanks you guys! [​IMG]
     
  7. Kambi

    Kambi Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine love cantalope especially. Also give them a little cottage cheese if it's slightly out of date and you don't want it for your family. A real treat and they can use the calcium

    Kathy
     
  8. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not that iceberg lettuce is bad it is just that its basically water and contains hardly any nutrients. Romain, buttercrunch and redleaf are better choices - they contain some nutrients and are more palatable to chickens.
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mine love tomatoes, grapes and melons. I'll feed them slightly out of date melon and they go crazy for it!! Nothing funnier than "chicken keep away"!!
     
  10. merryreader

    merryreader Chillin' With My Peeps

    I grow broccholi and kale for my chickens. Of couse, corn on the cob! Merry
     

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