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Nut shells, peanuts, pistaccios, etc. okay for chickens?

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we eat lots of nuts and therefore have lots of shells...i didn't know if the chickens could have fun pecking around on them. i know they wouldn't eat them, but i didn't know if it would keep them busy pecking around or not.

Samantha

3 kids, 1 husband, 1 dog, 1 bantam Cochin, 2  Welsummers, 4 Production Reds, 2 EE roos, 4 EE's, 1 BSL, 1BR, 2 BO, 1 BA, 2 SLW, 2 RIR.
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Samantha

3 kids, 1 husband, 1 dog, 1 bantam Cochin, 2  Welsummers, 4 Production Reds, 2 EE roos, 4 EE's, 1 BSL, 1BR, 2 BO, 1 BA, 2 SLW, 2 RIR.
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I haven't had chickens for all that long, but I personally don't bother putting shells (unless there is a sunflower seed inside) in with the chickens. I do, however, put them in my wood stove occasionally! My chickens love leftover kitchen scraps, and scratch to peck at. I wouldn't want to get their hopes up that there was something to eat, since when I give them something, it's always yummy!

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Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Buff Minorcas, and Nankins. 

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” - William Shakespeare
 

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