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Banana ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by USMCSGT, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. USMCSGT

    USMCSGT Out Of The Brooder

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    Do any of you feed your chicken's, banana's? I had some that were just about to start rotting. Peel was getting the little black spots on them. So I decided to see if the crew would like them. I thought they would peck them for just a little bit. They had about 6 ate up before I pulled the others out. They just looked at me like I was taking their water away from them.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Our love them and just about any other fruit that we offer them. If I'm not mistaken, bananas are especially good for them in the summer time when it's hot because of their potassium content.

    Someone, please, correct me if I'm wrong on this one! [​IMG]


    Dawn
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I don't know if they are supposed to have them or not, but my chickens and ducks love them as treats. They like pretty much all fruits and veggies and as long as they have scratch and such too I've never seen a problem with it.
    K
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    Mine eat them [​IMG] But then again, mine eat EVERYTHING.
     
  5. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    my chickens favorite things are bananas and water melon [​IMG]
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I may have to try one frozen!! (Me and Miss Chook got a bit over-sunned today.) Put the peels under your roses if you have any. They'll bloom like mad.
     
  7. nmred

    nmred Out Of The Brooder

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    What a great idea! Never thought of bananas. Do you think they would eat just the peels? (We eat the rest!![​IMG]) I usually compost the peels, but if the girls like them and they're good for them I would love to feed them to the hens instead.
     
  8. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    the peel is bad for the chicken.. im pretty sure.. but the est is fine, frozen, mushed, puree, solid.. LOL
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    bury them under the rosebushes, the pottassium is good for them.
     
  10. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be hording the peels for the new bushes we just put in LOL thanks for the info!

    Louella
     

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