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I just got through making fresh apple cakes and I have lots of apple peels left (washed of course). Is it ok to give the washed peels to the chickens? If I can give the peels to the chickens, should I just leave them as I peeled them or chop them up some in my blender? They are mostly staying in the coop today due to the extreme cold and high winds + snow. I hate to waste the peels if the chickens would like them.

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yep, just toss them out to the chickens.   
They will be cleaned up in a jiffy.

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Cool! That will give them something to do. I hung a cabbage head in the coop, but they haven't really messed with it much...yet.

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Originally Posted by oldchickenlady 

Cool! That will give them something to do. I hung a cabbage head in the coop, but they haven't really messed with it much...yet.


I put 3 big cabbages in the coop this morning, and each one was attacked immediately!  Sometimes I leave one or two on the ground in the run so they'll have something to do and something green to pick at when the grass is all gone.  When I put the cabbages in the coop, I don't hang them up; I just put them on the floor.  I should have rolled them in and gone "bowling" wink   big_smile  Thought it would help keep them entertained since it's snowing like crazy, and is predicted to snow this way until around midnight tonight.  "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas"...   clap  ya  yippiechickie  wee  love  celebrate


Edited by crtrlovr - 12/12/10 at 11:15am
Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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My birds love apples in any form.  I sometimes put them in a cake feeder just to give them something to do and keep them out of the dirt.  I don't think the dirt bothers them as much as it does me though.  Here's a pic. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/39612_pinata_0002.jpg

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My mother in law sent over a bagful of long curly apple peels which I just dumped as-is into the backyard.  I think we laughed for an hour watching the girls trail apple streamers, running and chasing each other!  Every scrap was gobbled, too... seeds, cores, skins and all.

Proud mom of 2 US Marines!   Happy care-giver to 11 ISA Brown hens, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte; 1 elderly female Rottweiler who thinks she's a cat, 4 sons who are much taller than I am, the most awesome baby granddaughter alive, and a sweet computer geek husband who broods in front of his laptop and hatches incredible software.
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Proud mom of 2 US Marines!   Happy care-giver to 11 ISA Brown hens, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte; 1 elderly female Rottweiler who thinks she's a cat, 4 sons who are much taller than I am, the most awesome baby granddaughter alive, and a sweet computer geek husband who broods in front of his laptop and hatches incredible software.
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Originally Posted by oldchickenlady 

I just got through making fresh apple cakes and I have lots of apple peels left (washed of course). Is it ok to give the washed peels to the chickens? If I can give the peels to the chickens, should I just leave them as I peeled them or chop them up some in my blender? They are mostly staying in the coop today due to the extreme cold and high winds + snow. I hate to waste the peels if the chickens would like them.


It is SO COLD here too!

One of my chicken's favorite treats is apple peels!  I prefer to give it to them in larger pieces so that they don't waste as much. wink

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post #8 of 9

I walked in one day with a bag of apples from the store.  My mistake was coming in the back door......

My birds pecked a hole in the bag and went to town AS I was walking down the path! gig

I tossed an apple out there this morning a few minutes ago, it's already gone. ep

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Originally Posted by Ohhhdear 

My mother in law sent over a bagful of long curly apple peels which I just dumped as-is into the backyard.  I think we laughed for an hour watching the girls trail apple streamers, running and chasing each other!  Every scrap was gobbled, too... seeds, cores, skins and all.


yuckyuck  I can just SEE that!

Jen

Mother to 1 son, 1 cat 20 1/2, two cats, Barnevelder, Welsummer, Lt Brahma, BO, , Dominique, BC Marans, White Rock, BR, Americauna, Cochin, RIRs, and 3 BJG Xs
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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Mother to 1 son, 1 cat 20 1/2, two cats, Barnevelder, Welsummer, Lt Brahma, BO, , Dominique, BC Marans, White Rock, BR, Americauna, Cochin, RIRs, and 3 BJG Xs
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will  hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  II Chronicles 7: 14
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