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Can I feed mango, papaya, and kiwi peels to my chickens?

post #1 of 13
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I made a fancy fruit salad for an event today and have a bowl of peelings.  I scanned some of the posts here on what chickens could eat, but didn't see these.  I know there are some things we eat, but that chickens shouldn't and I don't want to give them something that wouldn't be good for them.

 

Thanks for any help.

1 husband, 1 son, 3 dogs, 3 box turtles, 2 Uromastyx (lizards), and 5 chickens: 1 SLRW hen, 1 BLRW rooster, 1 Jersey Giant hen, 1 Welsummer hen, 1 Buff Orpington hen.
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1 husband, 1 son, 3 dogs, 3 box turtles, 2 Uromastyx (lizards), and 5 chickens: 1 SLRW hen, 1 BLRW rooster, 1 Jersey Giant hen, 1 Welsummer hen, 1 Buff Orpington hen.
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post #2 of 13

i have heared you dont want to feed citrus fruits to chickens, so i probably wouldnt.........

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post #3 of 13
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Mango and papaya aren't citrus and kiwi is in a different family than oranges, lemons, etc.  I can always remove the kiwi though.

 

Any other opinions?

1 husband, 1 son, 3 dogs, 3 box turtles, 2 Uromastyx (lizards), and 5 chickens: 1 SLRW hen, 1 BLRW rooster, 1 Jersey Giant hen, 1 Welsummer hen, 1 Buff Orpington hen.
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1 husband, 1 son, 3 dogs, 3 box turtles, 2 Uromastyx (lizards), and 5 chickens: 1 SLRW hen, 1 BLRW rooster, 1 Jersey Giant hen, 1 Welsummer hen, 1 Buff Orpington hen.
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post #4 of 13

They'll be fine-if you can eat it they can eat it. Not sure they'll find any of those peels palitable though. I doubt that they will.

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Originally Posted by NYREDS View Post

They'll be fine-if you can eat it they can eat it. Not sure they'll find any of those peels palitable though. I doubt that they will.

x2

 

None of that will harm them. Mine don't eat a lot of peels though.

Rachel BB

 

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Rachel BB

 

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post #6 of 13

Here's how I look at things mentioned about what to feed the chickens & discussed over & over at BYC. You read constantly about potatoes, onions, cat food etc. I just don't feed them this stuff its that easy. There's so many things you can feed them why worry about it. In all honesty all they really need is a good feed depending on their age might be grower till they start laying then simply lay pellets after they start laying plus some greens your done.

If I have to think about what I'm fixin to feed the chickens I don't feed it to them.

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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 #7 of 13

They should be fine to eat that. They will probably just pick at them a little anyhow.

post #8 of 13

My chickens would bite your toes off to get at those mango peelings and seeds.

post #9 of 13

The peels themselves should be fine to feed. Just be aware if they are not organic that the peels are where pesticides tend to accumulate on fruits, especially citrus. It's up to you how careful you want to be with pesticides.
 

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Originally Posted by NYREDS View Post

They'll be fine-if you can eat it they can eat it. Not sure they'll find any of those peels palitable though. I doubt that they will.

Besides avocado, don't feed them avocado. bad bad. bad for dogs too. Somehow it doesn't poison us though.
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