Chickens and Maypops?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by carolinasculpture, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have lots of Maypops growing on my property. They are the fruits from passion flowers. Anybody ever hear of any problems with feeding them to chickens?
     
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I would only feed them the very ripe fruits. Don't give them the green fruits or the leaves which can be toxic and/or irritating. I also grow several varieties of passiflora [​IMG] Not all of them are edible but the common maypop "Incarnata" is.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypop
     
  3. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks! Thanks for the link, too. I will just try them with a few ripe ones every now and then...they just seem to love that kind of stuff so much!
     

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