Can you feed them grapes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SLM, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. SLM

    SLM Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two bichon-frise dogs and belong to a bichon forum.

    One of the women (from France) just finished a chicken coop with her hubby.

    Another woman (from Scotland) suggested feeding them grapes as it makes the eggs taste better.

    So, is it true?
     
  2. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    I don't know about grapes making the eggs taste better, but the chickens love them! One will run away with a grape in it's beak and another chicken will chase the first to try to steal it!

    Suzy
     
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    grapes are my chickens' favorite food. Split them in half first though.
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I just toss mine in and they seem to do okay. They pretty much rip them apart stealing them from each other. Grapes and watermelon seem to be the favorites.
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  5. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give them grapes but only seedless. I've read that the seeds are not good for them-Don't know why.
    No grapes for the Bichons though!!!
     
  6. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love grapes also. Wife cuts in half also.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My chickens just finished about a half pound of them. Shhhh, don't tell my SO. He bought the grapes for me. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    hey thanks for asking this! I was just wondering the same thing. I know dogs cant have them cause of the chemicals in them effect the kidney- but thats just green grapes.

    Either way, this is good news. finally! Something to do with the non-eating worthy grapes from the bag!
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Actually, I believe that's all grapes. I have a close friend whose dog got into purple grapes and suffered renal failure. It took a couple thousand dollars to save him.
     
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Quote:Actually, I believe that's all grapes. I have a close friend whose dog got into purple grapes and suffered renal failure. It took a couple thousand dollars to save him.

    Thats good to know. We just dont allow any grapes, but now I know its a good idea.
     

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