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What DON'T chickens like to eat?

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

  1. Alys

    Alys Out Of The Brooder

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    And what foods should be avoided?

    So far I've confirmed that orange is yucky... heads shaken in disgust just looking at an opened segment of tangerine.

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  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it depends on the chicken, but mine dont like carrots, celery, or peppers
     
  3. YvonneH1970

    YvonneH1970 New Egg

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    Mine do not like blackberries and cooked beans. So far they love yogurt (OH SO much!), pumpkin, sunflower seeds (picked right from the flower head), apple peels and cooked oatmeal!
     
  4. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it depends on the chicken. Countless times I've seen people post that their chickens won't go anywhere near boxelder bugs - but our 2-week olds devour them like they're endangered gourmet bugs. The older chicks also absolutely refuse to drink anything with ACV in it...but the 3 day olds drink it without issue.
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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2012
  5. GatsbysGirl

    GatsbysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have not been impressed with bell pepper. That's about it so far. [​IMG]
     
  6. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will eat any little critter they see. i give them worms and slugs as well as lift up rock and logs so they can catch everything that moves
     
  7. KnobbyOaks

    KnobbyOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was kind of wondering how they would handle something like wasps and scorpions.
     
  8. Lolachick07

    Lolachick07 Out Of The Brooder

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    KnobbyOaks, I've seen mine find scorpions, and they kinda throw them around a bit to kill them before they eat them :p
     
  9. KnobbyOaks

    KnobbyOaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? That chicken would go to the top of my list as favorite pet if she did that.
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine won't eat the adult sow bugs (but they will eat the small ones), cockroaches, stink bugs, squash bugs, fuzzy caterpillars, and some brightly patterned moths. They'll eat just about anything else that moves. It's funny that you mentioned oranges because I gave some that were overripe and they demolished them. They won't eat celery (not even the leaves) but I can't think of another veggie that they wouldn't eat.
     

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