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banana crazy hens...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mrs. Feathers, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have a new obsession...they are crazy about bananas!!![​IMG]
    I have them on layers mash, scratch I make (BOSS, crushed oats, wheat and flax) and of course just the odd fruit-veggie-oatmeal feed for treats plus oyster shells for free feeding...
    It is interesting that my not yet laying girls are not interested in the bananas making me wonder if I am giving the layers too much calcium and they are craving bananas for the potassium to balance things out.....or they just [​IMG] them and I am thinking too much [​IMG]
     
  2. allison finch

    allison finch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to try some bananas. Right now my chickens lust after shredded cheese over anything else. Cheese=chicken CRACK!! I also buy cans of unsalted kernel corn. An absolute fave.
     
  3. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens treat bananas like the plague, they act as though I've thrown out trash for them to eat- the bananas just sit around, turn gross, and then I have to compost them- dang chickens! [​IMG]
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love them too--roosters and hens alike. I feed gamebird with oystershell freechoice so they regulate their own calcium needs, but still go bonkers for bannanas so I don't think it has anything to do with the potassium, they just LOVE them!
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Its love here too! [​IMG]
     
  6. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love them here, too. Now, in the summer, freeze them first and watch them go after it, nice and cooling.
     

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