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Citris fruits...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by luvinmychickens, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Are they able to have citris fruits? Obviously with no seeds... Also, is there just certain citris fruits they can and cannot have?

    Thanks in advance.... [​IMG]
  2. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Anyone??? I really need to know quick...
  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    I don't think so. If you search this site there is an index of foods that are good for chickens.
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I've heard that it is bad for them, but also there is people on here who do feed it and haven't had problems. If you do a search on here you should come up with a lot of threads with discussions on it.
  5. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
  7. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    I do feed it to them. They never, ever touch it. Fine by me, as it gets composted in the run soil.

    In fact almost all of our kitchen scraps get chucked to the chickens. They can choose what they like and bury the rest.[​IMG]
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Citrus like most treats are find as long as you don't over do it.
    That "treats chart" need to be really updated, there is a lot of incorrect and misleading information on it.

  9. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I feed them whatever and they seem to know what to eat and what not too. Turnips they let sit for a few days before they eat them...no idea why. I have kumquat and oranges where they are and sometimes I see them eat them but not a whole lot...they usually don't bother them unless the grandkids bust them open or if the dog drops some. They love pommegranates a lot.
  10. maggiec1951

    maggiec1951 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2011
    west central florida
    We were given lots and lots of oranges by a neighbor - they were delicious but we couldn't eat them all. I cut them in half and the girls loved them. I don't give them oranges every day though. I don't think I would feed them lemons or limes though.

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