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 Post subject: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:35 am 
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yes, you read it well. Put a few pieces of stalk on the ground in your chicken shed/barn to keep away bloodlice. This way tobacco keeps the chickens healthy.

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:46 am 
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Hi --

That's an unusual idea. Any basis in scientific fact or experiments other than anecdotal?

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:05 am 
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I've only ever used Diatom powder in my chicken coop. all them girls are slick as a whistle and bug free. they love to take a dirt bath in a pile of DE powder.

I'm interested to hear more about tobacco stalks in the coop.

but my initial thought is that chickens will eat about anything or at least try to. I'd be afraid of them getting too high a dose of nicotine or the eggs would start tasting funny.

(I just had a weird vision of feeding chickens tobacco and when the eggs hatched I'd have a mess of chicks addicted to nicotine like crack-babies)


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:05 pm 
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Crack Chicks !

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
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Hi --

colej, I had similar visions - chickens on street corners bumming smokes....

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Rewind.....

I actually could have took a similar picture.
I flipped a cigga-butt away when I was feeding, a few years back, and NONE of those hens wanted another one to get ANYTHING they spotted... :shock: One quick hen grabbed it by the filter tip... dropped it pretty quick, of course, but it sure resembled the pic of that rooster. :)
rc


lotta stories and tall tales.. especially when I'm drinking !
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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
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dutchdude wrote:
yes, you read it well. Put a few pieces of stalk on the ground in your chicken shed/barn to keep away bloodlice. This way tobacco keeps the chickens healthy.

grtz

If their slow smokers :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
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is picture of ONE TOUGH OLD BIRD or KING OF THE ROOST. looks like he thinks of himself as both. :lol: :lol: :lol: Lee


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
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I've always heard that eggs will take on some flavor of what the hens eats, or what the hen eats will effect the flavor of the eggs.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
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colej wrote:
I've always heard that eggs will take on some flavor of what the hens eats, or what the hen eats will effect the flavor of the eggs.


Yup!
That's why free range hens produce a far superior egg than storebought oval things with hardly any color or flavor to them.
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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:28 am 
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Hey all,

The eggs or chickens will not be negative affected in their health, the small amounts of nicotine, a natural substance mostly in the leafs, will prevent a bloodlice outbreak that can sicken chickens.

It is an old use here in the Netherlands and almost forgotten like so much more. Or do you really like to put chemicals in your chickens and eggs? Ask youself...

Tobaccoplant rests can also put in the ground by the rootparts of plants which have lice a lot. Cactus plants the same when they have root-lice (don't know the right words for these pests..) like woll-lice.

just try it and have more trust in nature.

bey,

Dutchdude


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:56 am 
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rustycase wrote:
colej wrote:
I've always heard that eggs will take on some flavor of what the hens eats, or what the hen eats will effect the flavor of the eggs.


Yup!
That's why free range hens produce a far superior egg than storebought oval things with hardly any color or flavor to them.
rc

Lot of experience here. While living in New Hampshire two of my kids wanted $2.50 each for chickens to show for FFA. They came back with 25 White Giants each. At first we did not free range. I fed them medicated feed until two weeks before they were eaten (they could only show one each) when I put them on cracked corn. They tasted OK but my neighbor told me to let the next ones free range. I got a Murry McMurry catalog an bought a nice variety including little araucanas for blue and green eggs for the kids and Barred Rocks for large eggs. We had so much fun that I added four turkeys (per season) and bought a White Faced Hereford calf that the kids named T-Bone. Not one case of black head decease from letting the turkeys and chickens roam together and we ate pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco good for chickens
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:41 pm 
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ok Shihan, but where is the knowledge about the tobacco stalk parts in the chicken ren preventing blood-lice? The chickens maybe will pick a little from the stalks but not eat them because the dry stalks is not a lot to pick from.

Is there anyone having experience with this natural way of keeping lice away?


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