Almond trees, Pecan trees and Olive Trees any dangers?????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PeppermintHen, May 22, 2012.

  1. PeppermintHen

    PeppermintHen Songster

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    Hello to all, I just purchased four acres of land for me to fill up. I plan on planting almond , pecan, and olive trees. I think almonds grow on trees or are they bushes? Anyways, I have seen my chickens devour pecans but what about almonds? Like when the almond falls from the tree / bush it is encased with a green something and the almond is inside.
    My questions are:

    1: If the chickens eat the green encasing of the almond (I don't know what that is called) is that poisonous?

    2: If my chickens are eating on almonds, olives and pecans (because I like almonds and plan on freezing them) is that a lot of protein for them or not enough.

    3: Are olives poisonous to chickens? If not do they provide protien for them?

    4: Let's say it's a lot because I don't know, if they are meat birds is the meat more nutritional?

    Thanks in advance --
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012

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