can chickens eat citrus

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hawk, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. hawk

    hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    can chickens eat any kind of citrus fruit, grapefruit, lemons, lime? although i'd be surprised if they would like a lemon
     
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine don't like it.
     
  3. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
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    Mine have ate orange slices left over from my daughter's breakfast.

    But I am pretty sure mine will eat anything if they think another will get to it first [​IMG]
     
  4. musson

    musson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard the acidic nature of citrus fruit will cause them to stop laying, but I don't think it will hurt them.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, though many dont like it.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Youll be fine..

    musson,
    I don't think that it will make them stop laying.
    They put citrus acid in the electro acids and people give Apple Cider Vinegar to there chickens..

    Chris
     
  7. hawk

    hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks!
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:No way.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  9. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm sure it was on the don't feed list of chicken treats. but I don't think it gave a reason why they shouldn't. Mine have had small amounts and it didn't hurt them that I could tell?
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL

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