Are pomegranates OK for chickens to eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Featherland, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The inside of pomegranates have seeds surrounded by the fruit. I am not sure if the seeds are safe for them. Has anyone ever fed them to chickens?
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I have several pomegranate trees and the chickens eat every fruit within jumping height (which is a lot). It's one of their favorite treats.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I have fed mine pomegranates before with no ill effects. They seem to like them.
     
  4. Greg in Carpinteria

    Greg in Carpinteria Out Of The Brooder

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    Same here, I also chuck all of the overripe, split fruit in the coop and they absolutely love them.
     
  5. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens & my Parrot love them :)
     
  6. LuckyLadyBug

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    Mine are eating some right now it's their favorite fall treat besides apples and pumpkins. :)
     

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