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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ilovechickensrock, Sep 15, 2011.
can chickens eat cucumber peels?
I've never fed them peels, I just cut the cucumbers the long way, and let them devour the middles out of them. They usually leave the peel. I wonder if they'd have a difficult time digesting the peel in their crops.....
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I've given them a cuke sliced the long way, never peeled it for them. Later I found the leftover shriveled peel in the run... didn't seem to care to much for it. I wonder if they instinctivly leave it behind like a rind from a melon.
Mine prefer the seeds -- any seeds -- I think they eat watermelon flesh to get the seeds -- they will leave a thin layer of the very outer green area but eat right down to it
thanks for the help
If your chickens like it. They usually don't leave the peel, thats what I've heard.
I usually cut mine into VERY small pieces if they're raw, becuase they try to swallow it but they can't or they'll choke.
sorry mistake meant to say that they do leave the peel.
My girls are like little kids - they won't eat any green veggies, cooked or raw, cut little or left whole. I guess it's because they free range a lot and get their fill of grass greenery...
All my kitchen scraps go to the birds, and I don't see any peels left on the ground. Don't bother cutting them up, that's what the sharp beaks are for, and they can swallow amazing quantities of food whole. Like seriously, a half grown mouse, just down the hatch. I never cut things up for my birds and have never had one choke.