This is my chicken bucket. All food scraps go here.
Hey, Molly, where did you come from?
No need for a garbage disposal.
This is all that remains from the first picture.
Tomorrow we shall find out if the hens will eat rhubarb. I know they are not interested in lemons.
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Someone told me that I shouldn’t feed the leaves to them. They are poisonous. Have you heard this?
I have heard that rhubarb leaves are poisonous. I did a little looking for you and the general thought on this matter that chickens know what is and isn’t good for them. I would not worry if the hens found the leaves while out foraging. I am sure my hens have eaten a fair share of leaves as we toss them over the fence and they disappear.
I googled “is rhubarb poisonous to chickens” and mostly got forum type stuff v. scientific results. This site had some interesting information http://www.chickenhop.com/info/info.html.
Thanks for linking up to Wordless Wednesday and love the pics of your hens.
Thanks Katie. Chickens are fun to watch and photograph.
OMG! My “chicken bucket” looks identical to yours! Same brand of ice cream too! It’s always amazed me how much our chickens love watermelon and pick it down to the rind. I’ve wondered about rhubarb too–I just picked ours a couple of days ago too. I plan to make strawberry-rhubarb jam and a rhubarb cake recipe from Kraft Food & Family magazine.
What would we do with out the handy ice-cream bucket?
I love your hens.
Thanks Momo. I wish I could give you eggs every week!
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