Chickens go crazy for Styrofoam and I have no idea why
I spent hours setting up a herb garden with planter boxes made out of recycled Styrofoam broccoli boxes.
What I didn’t expect, is that chickens love to eat Styrofoam. At first I thought they might be just pecking at it, but quickly realized they must be eating the stuff.
I’m sure it can’t be good for them, but my chickens are still with me so its clearly not deadly.
And I was also worried about what chemicals might leech into their eggs.
I’m sure it was all in my head but I swear their eggs tasted like Styrofoam for the next week.
I thought about covering the styrofoam with something, but I didn’t want to take any chances. I’ve heard that chickens also have a taste for builders plastic, insulation, tarps, silicon and even glass.
So I ended up taking the safe option and just removed them from my backyard.
If you’ve had a similar problem with Styrofoam or something similar, would love to hear from you.
Do your chickens eat something strange?
I would to hear about it! Leave a comment below