zucchini

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by luvinmychickens, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
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    My 4 1/2 month old chickens LOVE zucchini. They just pecked away at it. I didn't let them have too much, because they are still young. I couldn't believe that all 4 of them ate it. I was looking on the website and it said that they can eat it, but probably won't like it much. COMPLETE OPPOSITE for my girls. I'm glad I found a little treat for them.

    Maybe they just liked them becuase we grew them in our garden [​IMG]
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mine love it, too! I'm still a month away from getting any from my garden....but they do love it. [​IMG] They don't eat the yellow squash, though. [​IMG] I think it's a color thing?
     
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Quote:Maybe, lol
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I gave my girls some zuchinni and summer squash peelings yesterday and they LOVED it also. [​IMG]
     
  5. CC1892

    CC1892 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to try zucchini (once I get some:()
    In the mean time my chicks love to eat cucumbers split in two.
    They devour the flesh and seeds right down to the skin, then I throw them in the compose pile.
     
  6. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is great news... I hope my girls like it too!!! I always get sooooo much zucchini that the people I give it away to start getting sick of it! :) Have you tried watermelon? I give the girls the rind and they peck away at it, keep them in the fidge so they are nice and cold for the girls on hot days :)
     
  7. Juliana of San Marcos CA

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    My girls love them too! My husband wasn't too happy when they went after our tomatoes! LOL:D
     
  8. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave zucchini to mine just the other day. They ALL loved it and there was no trace left behind. I been giving lots of different snacks lately and its funny to watch them 'proceed with caution' with anything new. Mine also LOVE watermelon.
     
  9. verlaj

    verlaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone said that chickens don't like zucchini?? I gave my nearly 3-wk old chicks a slice of a big one - and they just about lost their little minds! I never saw such a frenzy!
     
  10. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just want to thank you all for this... I am constantly trying to come up with new treat ideas for my babies... I too feed mine watermelon but I freeze it... They love it on these really hot days we are having... They won't touch catalopes though, might be the color that they don't trust... I am going now and give them some zucchini... Can't wait to see what they do...
     

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