Wow, cabbage has the same effect on chickens as it does humans...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by augustmomx2, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a gigantor batch of chinese food that had mostly cabbage in it. We had a little for leftovers ourselves, but I gave the majority of the leftovers to the girls as a warm treat in the am. Shoooo-Weeee! Their coop smelled terrible [​IMG] even with the coop door open! Word of caution to feeding cabbage...expect some after effects!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've noticed the same thing with spinach, and most fruits. Best fed during summer, when they're OUT of the coop more hours!
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    PPPPPPPUUUUUUUU Nothin' worse than a chicken fart! Unless we're counting goat,Boston terrier, & Cat farts!
     
  4. teach1rusl

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  5. Kacey's Krazee's

    Kacey's Krazee's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh GREAT !!
    I just hung a head of cabbage in their coop today to avoid boredom!!
    Thanks for the warning, I'll be ready for it in the morning when I let them out!

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  6. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And purple cabbage turns their poop a very odd shade of green......
     
  8. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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  9. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kacey's Krazee's :

    oh GREAT !!
    I just hung a head of cabbage in their coop today to avoid boredom!!
    Thanks for the warning, I'll be ready for it in the morning when I let them out!

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    Not to worry. It has to be cooked cabbage to generate the gas. Raw cabbage will not cause that. When we eat saurkraut around here, the evening time sounds like both of us are trying to start chainsaws without the choke operated.[​IMG]
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Yup, it's the cooked cabbage that's a problem! Raw isn't a problem.

    But what a shocker that must have been! [​IMG]
     

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