Chickens and juicing pulp

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Faithofamom, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Faithofamom

    Faithofamom New Egg

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    Hello BYC world,

    I juice regularly and use the pulp in my composter, but sometimes it gets off balance and I have to stop throwing green material in it. Can I feed my chickens the pulp as well? I know that there is not much nutritional value left but it would not be the only thing I would feed them.

    Thank you for your input.
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would as a treat. It's going to be high in fiber which they don't need much of but it will have some minerals and vitamins as well as a decent moisture content. Plus it's free. Just dump it in the run and let them tell you what they think of it.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I would if it doesn't have citrus in it.

    I also give crock pot juices, bacon grease and leftover milk to my flocks. They love it.
     
  4. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't do as much juicing as I anticipated when I bought my juicer. But when I do, I feed the pulp to my chickens.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Yes, all that veggie pulp would be very good for them. Although, when we juice we save it all for soups and other recipes that use the pulp.

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