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Are grape skins toxic to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by javagirl77, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. javagirl77

    javagirl77 New Egg

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    I have had a couple young hens die recently and just wondered if it might have anything to do with giving them the skins after grapes are pressed?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Mine eat grapes from the grapevines and do fine.

    Could they have choked on them? I am not sure. I am sorry for your losses!
     
  3. javagirl77

    javagirl77 New Egg

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    Thank you - just trying to narrow the possibilities :/
     
  4. Alagrace

    Alagrace Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you feed them any other house scraps?
     
  5. Maikan

    Maikan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens young n old love grapes ans even pick them from the vine themselves. They also eat mixed kitchen scraps , today's treat will be the heads n shells from the prawns I cooked last night. It'll be party time for them as this is one of there fave foods.
     
  6. Alagrace

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    Mine have eaten grapes too, and they love them! And, they also eat a variety of table scraps. The only thing I have heard not to give any birds/chickens is Avocado because its poisons to them. Hope you figure out what it is.
     
  7. javagirl77

    javagirl77 New Egg

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    Thanks to all - yes, they do get other kitchen and garden scraps and seem to love them. Oooh, mine really like the shrimp heads and shells too - it has been awhile, I need to buy some :)
     
  8. sheetmetaltom

    sheetmetaltom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine eat grapes regularly without any problems. was there any mold on the skins? did they lay around for a couple of days or did they eat them right away?
     

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