Why do chickens try to eat herbs

Chasey Chook102

Hatching
7 Years
Nov 15, 2012
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Chickens rock and they are cute but they keep trying to eat herbs.

Is herbs meant to be in their diet
 

Oregon Blues

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
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Pre-seasoning.

They will eat any plant that is not poisonous and I won't guarantee that they won't kill themselves eating poisonous plants. Herbs are not poisonous, so they are safe for the chickens to eat.
 

Crafty-Duck

Songster
7 Years
May 27, 2012
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Herbs are healthy for them!!! I put herbs in their nesting boxes.A lot of the herbs have the same health benefits on chickens as they do for people!!! I also make an herbal salve for my chickens for when they get cuts and scrapes.Always do your research before giving some herbs to chickens but from what I have read all the typical kitchen herbs are safe Lavender and Mint are a good one too.

They also like Mint tea
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at least mine do!
 

mstricer

Crowing
12 Years
Feb 12, 2009
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I put catnip in my nesting boxes along with other herbs for a natural pest control (rats and mice hate catnip).
My cockerels acted like they were high. I thought they were going to die, they were jumping around and dancing, like they do when they are in a bigger space for the first time, It was funny and scary all in the same moment.
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no one died and they stay away from it now.
 

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