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can chickens eat any kind of citrus fruit, grapefruit, lemons, lime? although i'd be surprised if they would like a lemon

post #2 of 32

Mine don't like it.

post #3 of 32

Mine have ate orange slices left over from my daughter's breakfast.

But I am pretty sure mine will eat anything if they think another will get to it first lol

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post #4 of 32

I have heard the acidic nature of citrus fruit will cause them to stop laying, but I don't think it will hurt them.

post #5 of 32

Yes, though many dont like it.

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post #6 of 32

Youll be fine..

musson,
I don't think that it will make them stop laying.
They put citrus acid in the electro acids and people give Apple Cider Vinegar to there chickens..

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George Washington

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thanks!

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Originally Posted by hawk 

can chickens eat any kind of citrus fruit, grapefruit, lemons, lime? although i'd be surprised if they would like a lemon


No way.


Edited by M To The Maxx - 1/23/10 at 4:22pm
Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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post #9 of 32

hmm I'm sure it was on the don't feed list of chicken treats. but I don't think it gave a reason why they shouldn't. Mine have had small amounts and it didn't hurt them that I could tell?

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one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,5 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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post #10 of 32

Got to the bottom of the page. http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart

Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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