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Can I feed figs?

post #1 of 12
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Checked the "Treat Chart" and don't see figs.  I'm making fig bread and figs need to be peeled.  Is it OK to feed the skins and tops/bottoms to my girls

Sandee

Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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post #2 of 12

I would think they would be fine but not 100% on it.

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Standard White Cornish, Dark's & White laced Red Cornish Breeder..........If you don't have Cornish you don't have Chickens. Breeding the best, to the best.
As good as a few and better than most, What You'll Tolerate in your flock is what you'll get.
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post #3 of 12

It's 100% fine.  Just don't go overboard like I did and give them tons.  Makes for interesting poo when you do that, don'tcha know.  wink

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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Originally Posted by gritsar 

It's 100% fine.  Just don't go overboard like I did and give them tons.  Makes for interesting poo when you do that, don'tcha know.  wink


Thanks - just went out to pick a few more - have been gone over weekend - and there were 24 new ripe ones, already had about that many.  I guess I'll be making a triple batch of bread.  I will spread out the peels over the next couple of days.

Sandee

Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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post #5 of 12

Hmmmm, hadn't thought of giving figs to my chickens. I mash mine and mix them with strawberry jello mix. Makes great jelly!

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post #6 of 12

We have two old fig trees that are now huge before we bought the place. The girls eat the figs that fall into the cage. They love them and stand in it's shade and look up for it to drop treats to them every now and then.

post #7 of 12

Yes you can feed a chicken figs. And corn and beans and peas and okra and oats and oatmeal and grass clippings and grapes and and rice and bread and worms and crickets and muscadines and table scraps and and and and-------

Does anyone ever think about what chickens eat, has any one ever watched a chicken freerange. Goodness Gracious-- if they were delicate as some think we'd have piled up dead chickens under every bush and tree.

Treat chart--- here's what I do, give it to the chickens if they don't eat it, it probably ain't good for'em. So far sitting here thinking, right off the bat I can't think of to much that they haven't eaten. Not one sick yet.

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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by twentynine 

Yes you can feed a chicken figs. And corn and beans and peas and okra and oats and oatmeal and grass clippings and grapes and and rice and bread and worms and crickets and muscadines and table scraps and and and and-------

Does anyone ever think about what chickens eat, has any one ever watched a chicken freerange. Goodness Gracious-- if they were delicate as some think we'd have piled up dead chickens under every bush and tree.

Treat chart--- here's what I do, give it to the chickens if they don't eat it, it probably ain't good for'em. So far sitting here thinking, right off the bat I can't think of to much that they haven't eaten. Not one sick yet.


I feel pretty much the same way.  Mine free range all day.  They eat what they like, ignore what they don't. 
I've actually been sitting out with them while they free range.  I see them pick up some sort of green and eat it.  I pick up what I think is the same green or something right next to it and they ignore it.
I've tried feeding mine leftover vegetables.  They won't eat them.  Why?  Because they eat their "greens" all day while free ranging.  What they want from Mama is fruits, but not so much of them right now either.  All the fruit trees are bearing fruit right now and they help themselves.  They're even turning down scratch right now because everything is so bountiful.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people. 

A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, runner ducks, call ducks, two geese that are my feathered children, and a crossbeak silkie X named Dragon. 

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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by twentynine 

Yes you can feed a chicken figs. And corn and beans and peas and okra and oats and oatmeal and grass clippings and grapes and and rice and bread and worms and crickets and muscadines and table scraps and and and and-------

Does anyone ever think about what chickens eat, has any one ever watched a chicken freerange. Goodness Gracious-- if they were delicate as some think we'd have piled up dead chickens under every bush and tree.

Treat chart--- here's what I do, give it to the chickens if they don't eat it, it probably ain't good for'em. So far sitting here thinking, right off the bat I can't think of to much that they haven't eaten. Not one sick yet.


Thank you for the advice. As a newbie to chickens this year I'm still cautious since I have seen that some things can be toxic (like tomato vines, avocado skins etc).  Before I asked the question I thought about the fact that wild birds eat the figs so I would think that chickens could too - but didn't want to assume (you know what they say about assuming). lol

Sandee

Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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Life is a party - so enjoy the food!  Just the 2 of us living the great life on our 8 acres with one outside kitty Ms. Bella Noel, 31 hens, garden, fruit trees and now bees!  Enjoying my new art studio!!
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post #10 of 12

I have a HUGE fig tree between the 2 coops and the girls use it as their favorite hangout, today as I picked ripe ones to make fig and orange preserves ( yum yum ) I tossed them some in the run and the games began:lol:

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1 DW, 4 kids, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 2 ameracauna chicks, 2 buff orphington chicks, 2 gold laced,  2 silver laced wyandotte chicks, 5 red sex link chicks, 3 RIR chicks,  and a RIR roo
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