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Re: Chickens and veggies.
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2013, 22:15 »
I really don't understand why!! They show the right way up to me! Even if I flip it so its upside down to me, it doesn't change it for you! Maybe I need to invert their coup?? ;)


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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2013, 22:16 »
I will ask the tech team if they know what causes it.   ;)
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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2013, 22:40 »
Thanks Aunt Sally.   ;)

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« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2013, 23:32 »
just a thought in this hot weather  8)
why not leave kitchen meat scraps out in the heat of the day ( out of reach from kids and pets )
in a couple of days it will be crawling with maggots - I bet they would go down a treat with the hens

now that's wot I call proper recycling  :D 

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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2013, 09:11 »
just a thought in this hot weather  8)
why not leave kitchen meat scraps out in the heat of the day ( out of reach from kids and pets )
in a couple of days it will be crawling with maggots - I bet they would go down a treat with the hens

now that's wot I call proper recycling  :D

I think that would attract more than flies, rats and of course Mr Fox would love it.   ;)

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Re: Chickens and veggies.
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2013, 17:51 »
just a thought in this hot weather  8)
why not leave kitchen meat scraps out in the heat of the day ( out of reach from kids and pets )
in a couple of days it will be crawling with maggots - I bet they would go down a treat with the hens

now that's wot I call proper recycling  :D

I think that would attract more than flies, rats and of course Mr Fox would love it.   ;)

point taken on rats and foxes - need to leave up out of reach some where
I'm giving it a go this weekend with the sunday roast remains - will leave it in the green house on the shelf out of reach - should get nice and hot and smelly in there  - flies not a problem cause the chooks like catching and eating those too :wacko:

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Re: Chickens and veggies.
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2013, 18:57 »
Maybe a bokashi bin would be a more pleasant/hygenic way of recycling meat products?? ;) 

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Re: Chickens and veggies.
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2013, 08:31 »
Do chickens like apples?

The large cooking variety I mean...

I am setting up a new chicken coop and will be introducing 4 or 5 girls to it soon. I have an oldish but fairly small apple tree I want to look after but is smack in the middle of the new chook area. There is a tidy little apple crop on the tree which I'm hoping to make some nice wine out of for Christmas (and a few crumbles and tarts) Will my new chickens possibly make a meal of my crop before me?

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« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2013, 09:20 »
They will have a peck at them and if they like them they will eat them.  They may be too sour for though so you will probably just have to wait and see.   ;)

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« Reply #54 on: November 08, 2013, 15:07 »
on my allotment i have discovered many things chickens will eat   hawthorn berries    rose hips   all your greens most ripe fruit sweetcorn in fact not much they wont eat even on one rare occasion i saw a welsummer hen of mine with a small shrew in her beak and yes she down it in one   But nothing cooked from the kitchen because i keep pigs i know thats a no no from DEFRA
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« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2015, 20:40 »
Well one of mine was trying to drink spilt coffee from the table on Saturday.Quite funny to watch as both she and I were unsure whether she liked it. :D

To explain, our boys (34) and (32) came round to help me fell a couple of young sycamores. After we had got them down and logged up I made us all bacon and egg sandwiches and let my hens out. The boys got fed, split some coffee and then said goodbye. I was left finishing off my sandwich being watched by three pair of eyes. Hen the decided to jump up on the arm of the chair opposite to get a closer look at what I was eating, she then noticed the coffee and took a few sips ::). I did explain that DEFRA would not like it but she just jumped down beep beeped and walked off :lol:
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Know what would be nice in your garden, a few hens lol

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Re: Chickens and veggies.
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2016, 17:59 »
We discovered a couple of weeks ago that our chickens do not like savoy cabbage - i thought it would be very popular indeed, but they took off the out couple of green leaves and left the rest!  :wacko:

They loved the spring greens though.

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« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2016, 06:59 »
Can they eat grapes and vine leaves please?

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Re: Chickens and veggies.
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2016, 10:57 »
Mine regularly help themselves from the vine in the back garden, so yes.  They eat a few leaves, but aren't that bothered.  Grapes on the other hand cause a frenzy  :)



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