Are there any fruits that are NOT ok for my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Southern28Chick, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have feed my chickens watermelon (which they love), cantalope (spelling?) and bananas. Is there any fruit they can not have?
  2. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    mine enjoyed a bunch of cherries off our trees today...they went bonkers!
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    I am told they aren't fond of citrus fruits as they are to acidity
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Well, I gave mine blueberries today and they loved them. they also love all the above, it was extrememly hot and I had been brushogging for hours...I made some orange juice mixed with vanilla ice cream...I call them orange cream sickle shakes...I was outside and dropped a big spoonful on the ground and the chickens went nuts over it. [​IMG]
  5. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:Yummy, I think I would go nuts over it too!!!
  6. hisbride

    hisbride Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    I've given mine banana peels, grapes, cantelope rinds, apples, and pears. Not that I know it to be right but they seem to love it with no ill effects that I am aware of. Most of the fruit is something I wouldn't eat but not to the point of nasty. Just wanted to make it clear so y'all don't think that I buy fruit just to give to the chickens. [​IMG]
  7. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Tomatoes and Avacodoes are bad for parrots, I dont know if they are bad for chickens or not, maybe someone could enlighten all of us on that???
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Hi! I have given mine grapes too. They loved it. I make drop biscuits (i live in the south!) like my grandma and mom use to make. Anyway, if they are not eaten that morning to me they don't taste the same. The chickens love them crumbled up! I fixed to corndogs for my son and I for lunch. He won't eat the bread coating, I throw that out to the chickens too. They love bird seed thrown out to scratch at too.
    What else do people offer there chickens?
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    My chicken eat left over tomato ends and advocados. I give them everything under the sun, including things like raw potato peels. Never had a problem. They even get into rotting stuff and peck at it....

    They are pretty smart I think. They only eat what is good. I don't see them eating the peels ever and so it just helps fertilize the soil.
  10. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    around Katy, Tx
    i was reading the you cant give chickens tomatoes but I've also read that people give them tomatoes with no ill effects..???

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