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Can you feed chickens banana peels???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dipence71, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just ate a banana and thought hmmm the chickens might like this then checked treat list and said "banana without peal"????
     
  2. kimbachick

    kimbachick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh - didn't see that! I've been giving mine banana peels and they just eat whatever banana "meat" is left in the peel and leave the rest alone. They ate them a few days ago and all are just fine.

    Maybe the list states what they "will" eat as opposed to what they won't eat.... ?
     
  3. dipence71

    dipence71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have a few banan peel and am going to try it will update you all with the results
     
  4. laurenlulu

    laurenlulu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine stick their beaks up at banana peels. But I read a great tip to stick them in your garden around your plants.
     
  5. needtohatch

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours wont touch them. They will eat styrofoam and cardboard but no banana peels! [​IMG]
     
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  6. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine love the banana, not the peel.
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't feed the peel, I'd just have to go pick it up out of the yard later.

    It has crossed my mind to chop it up into small bits though [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    The chickens eat the nanner part and the ducks eat the peels.
     
  9. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here except mine won't even eat the banana. Maybe it depends on how ripe it is.
     
  10. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:At least they know what they like. [​IMG]

    Mine like it when I peel the stringy meat from the banana peel. It looks like worms or spaghetti. Yummy.
     

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