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Unripe Apples and Peaches, Safe to Eat?

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I am posting this just to be sure. The only way I can really keep the chickens out is to fence it off, but anyway. So I have about thirteen chickens that free range. Well free range as in they jump over the fence and do what they want. Which is fine they don't leave our five acres so it isn't a big deal. But I noticed today that they have been eating some unripe apples and peaches that have fallen to the ground in our orchard. I don't really care, the deer probably will as they come through every night to clean up. I just want to be sure it won't hurt the chickens.

Thank you,
Walker

Two obsessive pit bulls, a mutant dachshund, a spastic American Eskimo, nine GLW pullets, two brown leghorn pullets, a GLW roo, two pekin drakes, and a cat, soon to be two cats.
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Two obsessive pit bulls, a mutant dachshund, a spastic American Eskimo, nine GLW pullets, two brown leghorn pullets, a GLW roo, two pekin drakes, and a cat, soon to be two cats.
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I suspect they are also eating the bug larvae that are damaging your fruit crops. It's what they are meant to do. Buggy fruit drops first.
Relax. An animal's instinct for proper food is much stronger than a humans.  If they weren't supposed to eat it, they generally won't.

If I had known a few chickens would make the man THAT happy....
mom & dad,teaching our rescue BRT Bess all about chickens, EE, Orps and now marans!  The man says we are switching to orps and marans, and they'reHISchickens!
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If I had known a few chickens would make the man THAT happy....
mom & dad,teaching our rescue BRT Bess all about chickens, EE, Orps and now marans!  The man says we are switching to orps and marans, and they'reHISchickens!
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Haha thank you. I just wanted to be sure. First year having these guys and prefer not to have any die over something so silly. I guess the family of deer that come through the orchard at night will have some competition.

Two obsessive pit bulls, a mutant dachshund, a spastic American Eskimo, nine GLW pullets, two brown leghorn pullets, a GLW roo, two pekin drakes, and a cat, soon to be two cats.
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Two obsessive pit bulls, a mutant dachshund, a spastic American Eskimo, nine GLW pullets, two brown leghorn pullets, a GLW roo, two pekin drakes, and a cat, soon to be two cats.
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