Chickens and Maypops?

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

  1. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Songster 8 Years

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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 Songster

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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 Songster 8 Years

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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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