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Can Chickens eat NUTS ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by valleyquail, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. valleyquail

    valleyquail New Egg

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    I have breads that have nuts in it. Nuts are harmful to some animals.
    Can chickens eat nuts. The bread is Oroweat Nutty Grain and Oat Nut.
    Thanks
     
  2. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I've fed mine the same bread that you mention and they loved it!!

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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Mine gets nuts occasionally, never had a problem.
    They'll chase the squirrels off peanuts and eat them, and any shells the squirrels leave behind.

    Imp
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I buy peanuts occasionally for a treat for my girls. They BARELY wait for me to crack open the shell before grabbing... [​IMG]
     
  5. ladybug99

    ladybug99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some sunflower seed once and it had all kinds of "stuff" in in including dried fruit and nuts.. they gobbled the stuff so quickly . They now get shelled peanuts once in a while.. I have not had any problems
     
  6. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my girls like them and some don't. They get them a couple of times a week, various kinds, and the same ones will fight over them, the same ones will walk away from them.
     
  7. Lorianna

    Lorianna New Egg

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    Do you need to break the nuts up, or can the chickens eat them whole? I have nuts left over from Christmas baking, and I really don't need to make more human treats right now!
     
  8. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They likely won't eat them whole, but break them up before swallowing. Remember they have beaks that can cut things up very well. So let them amuse themselves while they eat and save yourself some work.
     
  9. kasie cochran

    kasie cochran Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine love nuts
     
  10. CuriousChicken

    CuriousChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rooster gets all kinds of nuts all the time, I keep unsalted peanuts on hand as treats because they are chalk full of magnesium, selenium, vitamin E and protein. He's never had a problem with them.
     

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