Can my girls have oranges

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hbwbk, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. hbwbk

    hbwbk Out Of The Brooder

    My girls eat every thing for snacks I was just wondering if any kiid of oranges are ok for them.
    I have Clementine's and navels . Any info would be appreciated Thnx.[​IMG]
  2. cmclean

    cmclean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2011
    I don't know about oranges, but yesterday my chickens devoured a lemon all the way to the rind!! I wonder if they even have "taste buds" like we do. How could they enjoy the sour lemons??????
    I REALLY think a chicken will eat ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
  4. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I cut the orange up to smaller bits & also mixed em with other stuff (other veggies, wild bird seed, any other treat) too. My peas eat them better than the chickens...... Go ahead and see if they like em.
  5. hbwbk

    hbwbk Out Of The Brooder

    Well thank you every one. I'm going to try it but I think I will keep the peels out of there reach.
    I cut up veges for them I can share one of my oranges with them. Just to see what happens.
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Mine won't eat citrus, but if yours will eat it, it won't harm the birds. It's probably good for them, with all that vitamin C.
  7. D3invertebrates

    D3invertebrates Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    Brookshire, TX
    All my old birds love them but my new birds barely touch em, you just have to find out for yourself if they like them or not. I think theres something about feeding them dehydrated oranges or something thats bad for them as long as the oranges are fresh I dont think theres a problem.
  8. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Mine love oranges and grapefruit.

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