Can Chickens Eat Nuts or Raisins?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by urban sunshine, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. urban sunshine

    urban sunshine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I was wondering if chickens can eat nuts or raisin, i have a lot of uneaten trail-mix but it's very salty, does that matter?
    I already looked at the treat list on byc but they didn't mention either of them
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I wouldn't give them anything salty. But for the future, mine love raisins. Don't know about all nuts, but commercial hen treats have roasted peanut pieces…one of mine almost chocked on a peanut, so I make sure the pieces are small.
     
  3. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a hickory nut tree and every year I get mad because I can't get the nuts out in nice big pieces and end up tossing the little pieces I manage to get out to the girls. They love them.
     
  4. urban sunshine

    urban sunshine Out Of The Brooder

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    mtngirl35 awesome! But can they eat salt?
     
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  5. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really can't say. My girls have never had any more salt than what might be in table scraps.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Salt can cause problems, I would not give them salted treats.
     
  7. MsAlana

    MsAlana New Egg

    Anything unsalted they would eat. I give my flock almonds and they love it.
     
  8. dvolz

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    My dad years ago wiped out a whole flock of chickens by adding salt to their feed. To much salt gives them diarrhea.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Throw out the nuts in the Garbage.....Mine eat Raisins......Any dried fruit is fine........


    Cheers!
     
  10. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is way too much salt in processed foods for us, and our body mass is much greater than a chicken's. I wouldn't give mine anything that has added salt. I don't even care much for it myself. [​IMG]
     
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