Are plums okay for hens to eat?

caralouise1974

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
590
5
141
Evesham, Worcestershire, UK
My recently recovering poorly BO is very particular indeed about what she will eat, and today I discovered that she really likes over-ripe plums!

She won't touch broccoli (our bluebelle on the other hand adores it) and it's great to find a relatively healthy 'fresh' alternative.

They both turned their beaks up at me when I tried bananas and live yoghurt ('fussy and spoilt' is my husband's verdict!).

I know citrus and avocado aren't good for them, but can't find anything telling me a definitive answer for plums.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

crtrlovr

Still chillin' with my peeps
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
4,044
16
233
East South Central (West KY)
mine like plums, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc. They're icked out by bananas, it's like they can't get them wiped off their beaks fast enough!
They positively gorged themselves on windfall pears last year; they had fat full crops all the time!
 

Chauntecleer's Keeper

Songster
10 Years
Feb 28, 2009
108
2
109
West Little Rock, AR
Mine love grapes, raisins, strawberries, apples, pears, but I always remove the seeds when I dice up the apples or pears. Often times, fruit with pits or seeds can have trace ammounts of cyanide in them. I would just make sure that if your plums have pits, remove them.
 

ScoobyRoo

Songster
11 Years
Aug 21, 2008
1,996
9
174
Land of OZ
I have 2 plum trees and they will clean up the ground for me where ever a plum may have fallen. and peaches and apples and cherries and blackberries and............20 years ago when planting these fruit trees and bushes, I never thought I would be competing with chickens.
 

silkiechick101

In the Brooder
Jun 3, 2015
51
1
31
mine like plums, grapes, watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.  They're icked out by bananas, it's like they can't get them wiped off their beaks fast enough!  /img/smilies/big_smile.png  They positively gorged themselves on windfall pears last year; they had fat full crops all the time!

Great
thanks but chickens can't have grapes
 

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