Will Cayenne pepper in my yard hurt my laying hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wizbop, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to use some to keep the dog from digging underneath the fence, but if the girls get near it, sniff it, scratch it or otherwise consume it, will this bother them or cause any adverse reactions/problems? Anyone know?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Nope! In fact a lot of people feed cayenne pepper to their chickens to get them laying again.
    Birds cant taste the hot stuff in the pepppers.. So it should be safe!
     
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  3. Wizbop

    Wizbop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I put out some today.
     
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
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    Quote:LOL, expect your Egg production to go up [​IMG]
     
  5. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I jsut read a great post on byc about how good that is for your birds. I wish I could find the link
    to show it to you. I give mine some everyday now but I have not noticed the egg laying being better????
    I give it to them for the health benefits anyway.
     
  6. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
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    It Does We Have A Few Cayenne Pepper Plants Here Inside!!! How Do You Give It To Them Exactly?
     
  7. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I am guessing if you have the whole pepper just grind it up and mix some in with the food.
    I put the powder kind in the water and jsut stir it up but I have read that you can put it
    in the food also.
     
  8. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thinks it is an effective worm treatment as well. [​IMG]
     
  9. greekbioguy

    greekbioguy Out Of The Brooder

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    the active ingredient in cayenne pepper is capsicin (the stuff that burns your mouth). birds do not get affected by capsicin it mostly works on mammals. birds cant feel the burn (they lack the receptors in their mouth)
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  10. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Quote:Awesome thanks! [​IMG]
     

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