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are peaches safe for chickens to eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrsengeseth, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. both ripe and under ripe...neighbor has a tree and it's dropping peaches. She wanted to know if my chickens would tke the under ripe ones too (they are denting her car when they drop so she wants to strip the tree in that area of peaches).
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    anyone know?
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Absolutely! Chickens can eat just about anything. Mine love the unripe pears on my trees right now too!!!
  4. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Songster

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    We've always given our chickens peaches. And we had a peach tree once, and they ate anything that came off of it! (Ripe or not!) We've never had trouble from any of them.
  5. Fantastic!! Thanks so much! She'll be happy we have found a solution to the peach problem!!
  6. ChooksinIowa

    ChooksinIowa Songster

    Aug 14, 2008
    Van Meter, Iowa
    Just be careful with the peach pits. If any of the peaches have split pits inside them, such that the chickens can get at the kernels inside the pits, the kernels can be poisonous because they have cyanide type compounds in them. I know most peaches don't have split pits inside, but some varieties are more prone to that than others.

    This is a handy link for information on plants/fruits that can be poisonous to chickens.

    (you can look under P for peaches to see the information that I just said up there!)
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    We have an ornamental peach tree that actually set fruit this year. So much fruit it's breaking it's branches [​IMG]
    We were not expecting this but the chickens have LOVED it.
    Now I'm wondering, if they can eat the peaches, can I make peach butter with them????They're very small peaches.
  8. mgibbzzz

    mgibbzzz Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Somerset, OH
    You can make "butter" out of any fruit.

    DMK Ranch

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