What WON'T your chickens eat?

Deezer

Hatching
Sep 9, 2020
7
8
8
I'm no longer surprised with what chickens will eat, mine have eaten (with great relish) the usual oddities, lizards, bees, drywall, Styrofoam etc... now, I'm surprised with what they refuse to eat!
Blueberries
Strawberries
Spinach
Green grapes (but red or purple are ok)
Bell peppers
And various other things I would consider to be A+ chicken chow.
They just stand in it and look disgusted.
What won't your chickens eat?
Our Leghorn loves red wine. Maybe pair the fruit with a nice California (best wine in the world) red?
 

Daofishy

Hatching
May 24, 2020
1
0
6
We get an organic feed that we only use a small amount of each morning. Our girls find all sorts of bugs and what-nots throughout the day. The thing thing that baffles us is the dried peas in the feed. Our girls will not eat dried peas. Fresh or frozen peas are just fine though. Is this odd behavior?
 

Angelique123456

In the Brooder
Sep 8, 2020
47
41
36
I'm no longer surprised with what chickens will eat, mine have eaten (with great relish) the usual oddities, lizards, bees, drywall, Styrofoam etc... now, I'm surprised with what they refuse to eat!
Blueberries
Strawberries
Spinach
Green grapes (but red or purple are ok)
Bell peppers
And various other things I would consider to be A+ chicken chow.
They just stand in it and look disgusted.
What won't your chickens eat?
Orange peels
 

AntiqueB

Chirping
Aug 27, 2020
143
434
96
Bergen County, NJ
We have grapes on a trellis as well, but they haven't yet figured out how to get up there. . .
Yikes! :eek:
Mine eat a lot of them. Never had issues. I had to trim my pine tree way up so they wouldn’t use it as a ladder to the grape trellis. Wiped my grapes out in short order.
 

Brenda Jones

In the Brooder
My girls will eat anything that I would consider bad for them i.e. their straw bedding , pine shavings, etc. but won't touch any food scraps I try to give them. they barely eat the food I buy for them , I put out about a cup of feed for 4 chickens and always have most of it left over at the end of the day ( I ferment it so they at least get some nutrition out of it), and when I try to feed it un fermented they don't touch it. I have gotten them to eat blueberries, but now my bushes are done for the season... I have let them have the run of my garden and they didn't touch anything that was growing still... except the weeds/ grasses. They do get outside time most of the day to forage, but it seems that they only eat grasses. I have brought them worms and bugs and slugs and the only thing the even showed any interest in was the worms, but it is getting into the 20's at night here and only the 40's during the day so the worms have pretty well hunkered down deeper.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom