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post #1 of 11
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Hi everyone!! frow

I was checking the "Treat Guide" for treat suggestions and did not see cranberries listed....it's that time of year for turkey and pumkin pie and cranberry sauce droolin so I got to wondering if CRANBERRIES are okay for a treat for chickens??  hu

They are on sale everywhere this time of year and I was wondering  fl  if they are safe to feed my girls love

.....thanks for any help!!

Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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post #2 of 11

I can only say that mine went wild for the dried cranberries they gobbled up this past summer, with no ill affects smile

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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post #3 of 11

I was reading on another thread that cranberries are great to give to your chickens.  Wish I could remember who posted it because the member had a lot of good holistic information on chickens and good stuff to feed them.

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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by dsqard 

I was reading on another thread that cranberries are great to give to your chickens.  Wish I could remember who posted it because the member had a lot of good holistic information on chickens and good stuff to feed them.


I started giving my birds dried cranberries after making this posting:
I think this is the thread you are talking about, dsqard-Resolution has given me a lot of great information on homeopathic remedies and such. 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=414417

"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
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"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
Pyncheon Bantams, Norwegian Jaerhon, Butterscotch, White, Gray, Pencil, Self-Black, Blue Fawn Pied and Snowy Call Ducks  NPIP Certified and Member NCBA and ABA
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post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Awesome!  woot

Do they need to be dried or cut in half (like I do with grapes)??  idunno

I was hoping to mix in with their morning yogurt, flax seed, spinach mix, which they love droolin 

Thanks!!

Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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post #6 of 11

That's what I have been doing, mixing the dried crabberries in with their yogurt/walnut combo(they love it!).
I might cut them in half simply because the skin on them is kinda tough.

"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
Pyncheon Bantams, Norwegian Jaerhon, Butterscotch, White, Gray, Pencil, Self-Black, Blue Fawn Pied and Snowy Call Ducks  NPIP Certified and Member NCBA and ABA
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"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
Pyncheon Bantams, Norwegian Jaerhon, Butterscotch, White, Gray, Pencil, Self-Black, Blue Fawn Pied and Snowy Call Ducks  NPIP Certified and Member NCBA and ABA
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by dsqard 

I was reading on another thread that cranberries are great to give to your chickens.  Wish I could remember who posted it because the member had a lot of good holistic information on chickens and good stuff to feed them.


I think your referring to resolution.

I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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I'm out of eggs. But I know where some brown ones are. I now raise big Ol' Honkin' Bob Whites & Layed back Coturnix. Pray For Rain In Texas!

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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks everybody!  I knew someone on BYC would know!! woot

I still have a question about dried vs fresh - I have fresh cranberries - are they okay to put in yogurt? hu

Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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Proud mother of 9 chickens; Harley (Big Mama), Skittles & Squeaks, Ruby & Roxy, Roo Roo Rufus, Willamina, Fredericka, & Nosy Nellie Olsen, 3 crazy cats; Sealey, Barney, & Wiggy, and 2 super spoiled dogs; Molly McMuggles & Cassiopeia 

RIP Geraldine, Evie and Rocky

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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by easttxchick 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsqard 

I was reading on another thread that cranberries are great to give to your chickens.  Wish I could remember who posted it because the member had a lot of good holistic information on chickens and good stuff to feed them.


I started giving my birds dried cranberries after making this posting:
I think this is the thread you are talking about, dsqard-Resolution has given me a lot of great information on homeopathic remedies and such. 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=414417


Yes that is the one!  Thank you!  Lots of good information on that thread!  thumbsup

Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by GoldenCometLover 

Thanks everybody!  I knew someone on BYC would know!! woot

I still have a question about dried vs fresh - I have fresh cranberries - are they okay to put in yogurt? hu


Sure, that's fine-they'll love it either way. smile

"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
Pyncheon Bantams, Norwegian Jaerhon, Butterscotch, White, Gray, Pencil, Self-Black, Blue Fawn Pied and Snowy Call Ducks  NPIP Certified and Member NCBA and ABA
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"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
Pyncheon Bantams, Norwegian Jaerhon, Butterscotch, White, Gray, Pencil, Self-Black, Blue Fawn Pied and Snowy Call Ducks  NPIP Certified and Member NCBA and ABA
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