So, Can Chickens Eat Marigolds?

newly introduced chickens to the flock

Chicken owners probably already know that their beloved birds can be pretty pesky if they are allowed to free-range. So many times chickens will happily pluck blooms off of our beautiful, decorative flowers and sometimes even nibble young plants all the way down to the ground. Sure, it’s annoying when it happens but it is … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Mint?

two chickens eating dried mint

If you own chickens, you probably already know that they like to nibble on all sorts of plants, including grasses, herbs, and everything in between. And naturally follows that you might wonder what sorts of herbs people enjoy that chickens can also enjoy. One of the most popular around the world is mint. Can chickens … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Mushrooms?

chicken eating a sliced mushroom

Chickens eat all sorts of things growing in the wild when left to their own devices. It makes sense, then, that their owners would try to replicate parts of their naturally occurring diet with supplemental items. How about mushrooms? Can chickens eat mushrooms? Yes, chickens can eat mushrooms assuming that they are not poisonous. However, … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Raspberries?

two hens enjoying some raspberries

Berries are one of the most delicious, diverse, and appealing fruits there are. The flavors, the colors, there is something for everyone. They are just wonderful. Chickens also love berries, but as it turns out there are quite a few berries out there that your chickens should not eat. How about raspberries? Can your chickens … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Peanut Butter?

a hen eating peanut butter

If most chicken owners are being honest, they will admit to periodically giving their birds a little nibble of something that they shouldn’t have, usually tasty junk food. But what might surprise you is that some things we consider junk food really aren’t, and can actually be good for your chickens in moderation. How about … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Quince?

newly introduced chickens to the flock

Chickens are enthusiastic and highly adaptable eaters, partaking in produce, both vegetable, and fruit, with equal enthusiasm. In fact, they can eat so many fruits they can sometimes surprise their owners by gobbling up a completely novel offering that they ordinarily wouldn’t have access to. Take quince for instance. Can chickens eat quince? Yes, chickens … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Lantana?

lantana flower

Depending on where you live, lantana is either a spectacularly gorgeous flower, or an invasive menace that no moral methods can seem to remove. There is little doubt that this flower seems to become successful, too successful, wherever it winds up planted but we are here to answer another question today. Chickens can eat some … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Maple Leaves?

mapple leaves

If you own chickens, you probably know by now that they eat all kinds of plant matter, including seeds, grass, fruits, and veggies. You might even see them swiping the green tops off of carrots or plucking a few delicate leaves from various shrubs! But how about maple leaves? Can your chickens safely eat maple … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Magnolia Leaves?

magnolia plant

The delicate, sensuous aroma of magnolia blooms has often been described as possessing the soul of the South. Whether you love them or hate them, there is no mistaking them. These are popular trees, often grown and tended to with exacting care in order to cultivate those amazing flowers. However, they are also known for … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Napier Grass?

chickens eating grass clippings

Napier grass, also known colloquially as elephant grass, is a type of grass indigenous to Africa that is renowned for its immense height, easily topping 6 ft. This is certainly a novel characteristic, but Napier grass is a significant crop, used as both animal feed and as a natural component in pest control protocols. Interesting … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Nasturtiums?

broody hen and chickens inside small chicken run

Nasturtiums, also known as monks cress, is a beautiful and greatly beloved annual or perennial flower that is best known for its broad and brilliant almost fluorescent red-orange flowers. A distant relative of watercress, another distinctive feature is that the entirety of the plant is edible by humans and it has some interesting culinary uses. … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Radishes?

some chickens eating sliced radishes

It turns out that most root vegetables are safe and healthy for chickens to eat, but not all of them are, and it pays to be certain before feeding anything, even an all-natural veggie, to your chickens. How about radishes? Can chickens eat radishes? Yes, chickens can eat radishes. Every part of a radish is … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Popcorn?

just a chicken eating popcorn

If you own chickens, you know by now that they can and will try to eat pretty much everything they can reach. There is a lot that chickens can eat, but a long list of things they can’t, including a lot of junk food that people enjoy. But not all junk food, as it turns … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Quinoa?

two hens eating quinoa

As most of their owners already know, chickens are prolific eaters of grains and seeds. One of the most nutritious seeds around, and one of the most exotic if you live in the United States, is quinoa. Quinoa is renowned for its nutritional profile but is it safe for chickens? Can your chickens eat quinoa? … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Pine Needles?

chickens waiting for processing

Humans have had chickens domesticated for a long time. A very long time! But even so, when it comes to what can chickens eat, it seems there are still a few mysteries about their behavior that remain. For instance, some chicken owners report that their birds seem to enjoy munching away on pine needles. Many … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Thorns?

chickens waiting for processing

It rarely fails that when you check into a forum or social media group it is all about keeping chickens, either on a farm or as part of your homestead, you’ll see an owner posting about some outrageous thing that they cannot believe their chickens are eating. Surprisingly, there are some things that might be … Read more