As a chicken owner one of the funnest things we can do with our flock is give them snacks. Snacks are anything other than their daily feed. Chickens will eat just about anything and it’s always surprising when we come across something that they don’t like.
Here are some chicken safe plants to grow:
- Herbs: Many herbs are safe for chickens to eat, including basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme.
- Fruits and vegetables: Some fruits and vegetables are safe for chickens to eat, including berries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, peas, peppers, squash, and tomatoes.
- Grains: Some grains are safe for chickens to eat, including oats, corn, and wheat.
- Nuts and seeds: Some nuts and seeds are safe for chickens to eat, including almonds, peanuts, and sunflower seeds.
It is important to note that not all plants are safe for chickens to eat. Some plants, such as avocado, rhubarb, and tomato leaves, are toxic to chickens. It is always best to do your research before planting any new plants in your chicken coop or run.
Herbs are great for drying and adding to your chicken feed, dust baths and even the nest boxes!
When growing chicken safe plants, it is important to choose plants that are appropriate for the climate in your area.
You should also plant in a location that gets plenty of sunlight. Chickens need access to fresh, clean water at all times.
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By providing your chickens with a variety of safe plants to eat, you can help to keep them healthy and happy. Happy chickens equal happy chicken owner!