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Artificial sweeteners?

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I tried making jam with sucralose instead of sugar for my grandma (she's diabetic and can't have much sugar) but it turned out horribly! Way too tart, a weird texture, and just not good. I was wondering if it was ok to let my chickens have a go at it, though- I know they definitely love raspberries without the sweetener added.

 

Will artificial sweeteners hurt my chooks?

post #2 of 9
A natural sweetner that would be good ( for grandma and chooks) is stevia... i looked on other forums and it seems fine for chickens big_smile.png
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post #3 of 9

I wouldnt give crap sweetner to anything maybe a skunk. that stuff is bad for people even. I have been listening to health radio show and intensive reading.....

 best stuff if we are to consume would be evaporated cane juice.... that what I usually buy

 course personally I prefer the real raspberries.

 Dr Betty Martinez recommends "sweet like sugar"  I believe its called...  she said lotsof the other junk should never have been approved, she has been talking about this for years....

 yeah, I admit Im a sweet tooth  nut but I like most of my stuff natural... right off the vine...LOL esp my own berries....

id better get busy freezing  what I picked other evening...

post #4 of 9

Only studies to my knowledge have been done on humans/mice/rats, and no toxic effects until you get the equivalent eating a bucket of Splenda a day. OTOH, I have no idea how chickens metabolize or (probably in the case of sucralose) don't metabolize. Give a little bit and see? :pop

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I guess it looked better than it tasted- one of my chickens that will eat anything pecked at it a bit and immediately started wiping her beak on the ground. Not good! :gig

post #6 of 9
We grow stevia. A couple of plants should provide you will al the sugar substitute you need since stevia is so much sweater than sugar.

I would assume stevia would be just fine for chickens as well
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Stevia is really easy to keep alive too smile.png
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Stevia is really easy to keep alive too smile.png

Yeah we love it. We will even just throw a leaf into our teas while it brews. Also, fresh and healthy sugar year round is a plus!
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I've never tried it in teas... but some friends of ours put it in their coffee smile.png
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