Can chickens eat boiled apples as a warm winter treat?

emulhall

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I’m trying to think of some more warm treats to give them as it gets colder, as they’ve had a lot of quinoa, rice, & oatmeal lately!

Could I boil some apples and give it to them warm?

I know they can eat raw apples (and they all have before) but with the bean thing with toxicity if not cooked I’m always nervous about chemical changes when cooking!

So would boiled apples be good?
 

K0k0shka

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Mine love it when I make a mash out of their regular crumble feed with hot water. They like it moist and clumpy, not runny. By the time it's mixed and I get out there, it's not hot anymore (cools down fast, so I start out hot), but it's very nice and warm. Like oatmeal, except you don't have to worry about calories and their diet :lol: So it's a treat that's not really a treat, and it can be made warm on cold days.
 

ThreeOfSeven

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Mine love it when I make a mash out of their regular crumble feed with hot water. They like it moist and clumpy, not runny. By the time it's mixed and I get out there, it's not hot anymore (cools down fast, so I start out hot), but it's very nice and warm. Like oatmeal, except you don't have to worry about calories and their diet :lol: So it's a treat that's not really a treat, and it can be made warm on cold days.
Good idea!
 

humblehillsfarm

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My flock has gotten the "squeezins" left over after apple sauce making. It's a good treat, and I'm sure they'll appreciate something warm in the cold weather.
I made some apple butter, then boiled the peels and leftover cores down for some jelly, and fed the rest to the ladies. They loved their treats and not a thing went to waste :)
 

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