What herbs do your chickens like most?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning my beds for next year and I'm considering growing one just for my chickens and rabbits. They won't have full access to it, just whatever I pull off and give them.

    So I'm wondering what herbs do your chickens like the best?
     
  2. mine sleep in the tall mint, scratch up the basil, eat the bugs out of my sage, and walk over the rosemary......[​IMG]
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    basil and cilantro
     
  4. gophert

    gophert Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens is always eating my mint--the others don't bother it.
     
  5. Sparks

    Sparks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They leave the herbs alone..
     
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, thanks for the suggestions everyone. My chickens and rabbits race to the herbs when I toss them in their cage. This year I grew pineapple sage and mint, they've also gotten some cilantro and basil from community garden compost bins.
     
  7. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Parsley, they massacre my parsley... [​IMG]
     
  8. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love Thyme. They leave the basil and mint alone. Is hosta an herb?[​IMG]
     
  9. Achickenwrangler#1

    Achickenwrangler#1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when mine are penned up they love clover, when free ranging they seem to leave it alone, they don't seem to want any herbs
     
  10. Mama Hen Chris

    Mama Hen Chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love chives, basil and mint.
     

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