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Are cranberries okay for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cochin_kookoo, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. cochin_kookoo

    cochin_kookoo Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 22, 2011
    Ureka, CO
    I had some cranberries go bad and want to feed them to my flock but I didn't know if cranberries are an okay food. It seemed random so if anybody knows that would be great. I will not feed the berries to them until I hear back.
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yep you can feed it to them. I feed mine cranberry jelly and they went ape over it!
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    Absolutely a great food but to much of anything rule. Balance is the secret.
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Depends on what you mean by "go bad". Chickens are suseptible to food borne illness. I would not feed them anything I would not eat myself. Moldy, spoiled, rotten foods are not a good idea.

  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:I agree with Imp.
  6. mojomamma

    mojomamma Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2011
    I fed mine a lot of cranberries around Thanksgiving, right out of the bag, 1 of the hens loved them so much she would just swallow them whole!

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