Crab Apples??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jrudolph305, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. jrudolph305

    jrudolph305 Songster

    Dec 1, 2009
    Meadows of Dan, Va
    We have a crab apple tree that is loaded with fruit. Are they okay for chickens to eat? Feed them whole or grind them up in a mash?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's OK to feed them crab apples. They may peck at them whole or you can cut up/mash whatever works for you and the chickens. Just not too much they are a treat.
    Apple seeds contain trace amounts of cyanogenic compounds(related to cyanide) If that worries you don't give them the seeds, lots of people do not worry about it.

    Imp-My next door neighbor tosses apples into my yard for the chickens (He asked first) Only problem is he'll toss 20 apples for 4 hens. Lol!

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