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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by loverOFchickens, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK it's so simple.

    Gather acorns and hammer them open. My birds LOVE them.

    To save them for winter microwave them on a paper towel for 7 min.
    If you want to save just the good part you can take them out of the shells.
     
  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea. Thanks!

    Gotta love free!
     
  3. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Um, do you do know that acorns are poisonous?
     
  4. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many wild animals eat them like candy. Turkeys do, then it should be safe for chickens. Humans can't eat them. Maybe that's what you were thinking of.
     
  5. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, sorry. Duh!
     
  6. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pigs love them too, I've been told. Also, I tried one once as a kid. It tasted awful and bitter. I'm pretty sure they're not poisonous (I'm still here obviously.) I read a long time ago that you could use them for wilderness survival if you had to, and were able to choke the yucky things down.
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    How MUCH do acorns cost? AND where can I buy them? They don't grow here amongst the cactus and mesquite and tumbleweeds...and the occasional "Chinese Elm" tree............

    FREE........like grass is free.....??????

    'taight FREE here.[​IMG]

    My Well is 500 feet deep. I hope it's deep enough to last me.

    [​IMG] -Junkmanme-[​IMG]
     
  8. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    An old Scottish way of dealing with bitter acorns is to grind them and take out the "meat" and boil them in several changes of water (save resulting liquid for dyeing or leather tanning as it is rich in tannins), let the nutmeat dry and it is good to eat.

    According to great-grandma, it was never regular food, only famine food.
     
  9. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, that is neat. I know I have acorns on my 5 acres somewhere. [​IMG]
     
  10. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My acorns are just starting to fall now. Can they really eat them? I am there, because I have tons of them.
     

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