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chickens and cherries

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mamachickenlady, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. mamachickenlady

    mamachickenlady New Egg

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    I am canning sour nanking cherries. I have a TON of skins and pits. The pits are much smaller than a standard cherry pit. Can I feed these to my chickens?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My chicks had a nice treat of sweet cherries this weekend. They liked them quite a bit. I'd see if they eat them & go from there. The pits, though, will be too big for the chickens.
     
  3. waldeneffect

    waldeneffect Out Of The Brooder

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    We've discovered that Nanking cherries are a good trouble free crop to plant in a chicken pasture.

    They expand each year, take almost zero care to keep going, and the chickens love to eat them off the plant and off the ground.

    Here's a blog post about Nanking and other such crops we are experimenting with in our chicken pasture.

    http://www.avianaquamiser.com/posts/One-year-old_forest_pasture/
     

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