Chickens Love Mint!

chickens love mint

I planted some mint out in a corner by the kitchen door, because there was an empty shady spot just begging for a bit of green and mint is a wonderfully prolific grower. The next day I almost screamed – every single leaf on the plant had disappeared! I looked around at the suspects, which were either my chickens or my Jack Russell dog Gemmy (pronounced “Jemmy”) but I was pretty sure who it was. My dog loves eating anything but I have never known her to eat mint. I covered the mint with an orange crate to form a quick cage, and when it grew back within days I uncovered half of the mint plant and noticed the chickens stopping by on their rounds for a quick nibble. It doesn’t surprise me though, what with mint being used in herbal medicine to treat stomach aches and pains. The chickens must love something in that mint!

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Lara Whybrow

Executive Director at Ethical Suppliers (Pty) Ltd
Lara Whybrow is the founder and website developer/content writer at Ethical Suppliers. She loves growing all manner of things, particularly rare plants or edibles and used to keep a small flock of free range chickens. She is passionate about getting more people to grow organic food for themselves and selling the excess or giving it to those less fortunate.
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Posted on: September 25, 2015, by : Lara Whybrow

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