Can I feed mango, papaya, and kiwi peels to my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickers, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. chickers

    chickers Out Of The Brooder

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    I made a fancy fruit salad for an event today and have a bowl of peelings. I scanned some of the posts here on what chickens could eat, but didn't see these. I know there are some things we eat, but that chickens shouldn't and I don't want to give them something that wouldn't be good for them.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have heared you dont want to feed citrus fruits to chickens, so i probably wouldnt.........
     
  3. chickers

    chickers Out Of The Brooder

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    Mango and papaya aren't citrus and kiwi is in a different family than oranges, lemons, etc. I can always remove the kiwi though.

    Any other opinions?
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll be fine-if you can eat it they can eat it. Not sure they'll find any of those peels palitable though. I doubt that they will.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    None of that will harm them. Mine don't eat a lot of peels though.
     
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  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's how I look at things mentioned about what to feed the chickens & discussed over & over at BYC. You read constantly about potatoes, onions, cat food etc. I just don't feed them this stuff its that easy. There's so many things you can feed them why worry about it. In all honesty all they really need is a good feed depending on their age might be grower till they start laying then simply lay pellets after they start laying plus some greens your done.
    If I have to think about what I'm fixin to feed the chickens I don't feed it to them.
     
  7. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine to eat that. They will probably just pick at them a little anyhow.
     
  8. swirler

    swirler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens would bite your toes off to get at those mango peelings and seeds.
     
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  9. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    The peels themselves should be fine to feed. Just be aware if they are not organic that the peels are where pesticides tend to accumulate on fruits, especially citrus. It's up to you how careful you want to be with pesticides.
     
  10. krimet

    krimet New Egg

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    Besides avocado, don't feed them avocado. bad bad. bad for dogs too. Somehow it doesn't poison us though.
     

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