Any one give apples to their chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickendude, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it good for them and do they like them? My inlaws have an apple tree that always gives us plenty and I mean plenty of apples. So I was thinking of sharing with the chooks.
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Yes! Mine love them.
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, do you cut them up or let them have at it whole?
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

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    Both. They just peck at it and get whatever chunks they want.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Mine only eat them if I put the apples in a dish. Throw them out in the run and they ignore them. [​IMG]
     
  6. Holly O

    Holly O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The seeds are poisonous. To us as well BTW.
     
  7. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:But the meet is ok for the birds?
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    You'd have to eat a ton of apple seeds to make yourself sick. Anyhow, my chickens had an apple this morning, they didn't eat the seeds. As soon as the crabapple tree in the orchard starts dropping some, they'll be helping themselves.
    ETA: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bot00/bot00208.htm
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  9. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I do [​IMG]
     
  10. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I make "applesauce" with the ones that have gone soft. I just remove the seeds and toss them in the food processor and blend them up really well with yoghurt. My birds go nuts for it.
     

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