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can chickens eat cauliflower leaves?

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by cityfarmer, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011
    cityfarmer

    cityfarmer Attractive To Bees

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    My cauliflower is finally ready to harvest. Can my chickens eat the leaves since it won't produce another head or should the plant just go to the compost bin? Are cauliflower leaves poisonous?
     
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    lesa

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    The stems and leaves are actually edible- so go ahead and give them to the birds. They will enjoy them!
     
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    cityfarmer

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    Thanks!
     
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    wifezilla

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    I chop stuff like that up for the ducks all the time.
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, chard, lettuce, spinach - they are all great for the chickens.
     

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