what tastes bad to chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens~galore, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. chickens~galore

    chickens~galore Out Of The Brooder

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    what tastes bad to chickens? i am wondering because i have 3 egg eaters and i am trying to blow out some eggs and put some nasty stuff in there for them to eat. so maybe when they get a taste of it they will quit.


    Chickens~Galore
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot sauce might work. I've heard that you should put wooden/ceramic eggs in there, so then they'll peck and peck and nothing comes out.
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Obviously not too much, they scratch through the horse poo and pick out the grains !!!!
     
  4. Appytaz

    Appytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if the bitter apple no chew stuff you use for dogs would work? Or they have the no chew for bandages for horses also??

    Just a thought!
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey, Appytaz - that bitter apple stuff is a really good idea! Check your pet store for that - I believe the brand name is Grannicks. I hadn't thought of it before!
     
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raymond Maine
    My chickens love hot peppers. I would try vinegar.
     
  7. A.J.'s

    A.J.'s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens do not taste the hot in hot peppers or any of the things you have mentioned.
    I know they do not like onions. they just leave them when/if i throw them out.
    Id go with the wooden eggs. or eggs that cannot be broken.
     
  8. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine REALLY don't like pine tar. You should see them take a taste off the rooster's comb, and then basically spend the next minute trying to *pah* spit it out. They shake their heads and I _swear_ stick their tongues out!

    -C
     
  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    I have read that birds cannot taste spice. So if that is true than peppers and hot sauce wouldn't work.
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    GR MI: TN bound!
    I heard mustard.
     

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