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can i give my chicken oranges and mangos

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pax12, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Songster 10 Years

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    can i give my chicken oranges and mangos
     
  2. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

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    Mine don't care for oranges and I've read that chickens don't like any citrus fruit.

    Mangoes are a different story. The few times I've had a mango seed or peels to toss out to mine, they've had them picked clean in minutes.

    You could send your mangoes to me, I'd eat them![​IMG]
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    My chickens wont eat onions or citrus fruits of any kind.
    Anything else disappears quickly
     
  4. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    No interest in the citrus here, either. My dog, on the other hand, will eat oranges. Go figure. (The dog will eat wood pellets if they drop on the floor - I guess they look like kibble.) [​IMG]
     
  5. doubleostud

    doubleostud Songster

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    Long story on how I found out, but my poultry like grapefruit, I have never given them oranges though.
     
  6. jrhbull

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    I cut any citrus in half and my bird eat it up!!! they love it
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    We're giving ours some mango skin (with a bit of fruit on it) this morning... My computer is right next to a window that overlooks the coop... Ho Boy.
     
  8. lalaland

    lalaland Crowing

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    sure won't hurt to try - you will have to cut the oranges open for them. pretty much, you can feed them any kind of people food in moderation, keeping in mind that sugars and salts aren't the best for them, (or us for that matter). Only foods I have heard you need to be cautious about are potato peelings and beans. Having said that, I also think there is a huge chance that it is just folklore that you shouldnt feed them those two items.
    Enjoy!
     
  9. PokingMyPancreas

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    They may not like regular oranges. You can try mandarin oranges ( the little ones). Those are sweeter and softer. Mine are picky and will only eat mandarins.
     
  10. CANDLE98

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    I've heard that citrus was bad for them.
     

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