Can chickens eat raspberry seeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cheyenne D, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Cheyenne D

    Cheyenne D Out Of The Brooder

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    i am wondering if chickens can eat raspberry seeds because i am makeing a raspberry syrup so i have alot of seeds an mush left over (maybe 2-3 cups) i'm not sure if that would be to large of an amount to give them or not. any advice?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How many chickens are you feeding? Like anything else you are adding as a special treat to their diet, feed it in moderation, I wouldn't feed a cup per bird but a tablespoon shouldn't upset their diet. I give leftovers from jam/jelly making to ours, and they will eat raspberry's off the plants as fast as they ripen, and do seem to enjoy them.
     
  3. Cheyenne D

    Cheyenne D Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you very much! i over-etimated how much left overs i have so it's not nearly 3 cups. i know to feed in moderation because it is a treat, i was just wondering regarding the amount of seeds but then i got to thinking about it and realized i give them whole berries so whats really the difference. Thanks again though!
     

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