Best way to preserve apples for supplemental feed in the winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tjohnson505, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. tjohnson505

    tjohnson505 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
    Hi everyone!
    I was lucky enough to be given a ton of apples this year. I have used what I need for myself and family, but still have a lot of the not so good apples left. I want to save them for my flock to enjoy this winter. What is the best way to do so? I was thinking of coring/cutting them and freezing. But then I don't want them eating frozen apples in winter. Would I just warm them in a window pane maybe? I do not own a microwave. Do any of you have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    when I have lots of not so great apples, I make applesauce (no sugar added) for my animals.
    you can freeze it or can it. I give my birds warm oatmeal in the winter and the applesauce is great to mix in.
    since you have no microwave, warm it up in a saucepan a bit before feeding.
    just a suggestion.
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  3. Weiser Hens

    Weiser Hens New Egg

    Aug 17, 2016
    I have a dehydrater I got pretty cheap on Amazon and I dehydrate my apples. East to store and last a long time. My girls love apples
  4. aim0474

    aim0474 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2016
    I would make apple sauce as well. Super easy and can be water bath canned. Leave the skins on for added nutrients.

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