apple pressings?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bryan8, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I got the chance to take advantage of free apple pressings from our local cider mill.

    They are the left over apple bits after they press out all the juice.

    Can the chickens eat it?

    I can get a few hundred pounds a week

    What can i do with it?

    ~Bryan
     
  2. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your chickens like apples, I'm sure they'll love it but a few hundred pounds? How many chickens do you have?! [​IMG]
     
  3. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens can eat apples, but the seeds can be deadly. Granted, it may take a lot of seeds, but I'm sure there would be more than enough in a "hundred pounds".

    I'm assuming they aren't cored before squeezed, but I could be wrong. Either way, you wouldn't want it to be more than a small part of their feed in a week.
     
  4. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chickens skins and cores left from canning apples and making applesauce. They love it! However, I only feed them a little bit. The rest goes in the compost pile.
     
  5. oldtimer

    oldtimer Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in full production of cider pressing this time of year. We give our chickens a scoop of pomace every other day or so. We run our chickens in the orchard so we don't put the pomace in the feeder.......rather just throw it on the ground, they scratch at it at their leisure. The rest goes in the mulch pile.
     
  6. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOH, I am thinking compost, cow treats, and goat treats!
     

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