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Cranberries for Chickens??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by GoldenCometLover, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!! [​IMG]

    I was checking the "Treat Guide" for treat suggestions and did not see cranberries listed....it's that time of year for turkey and pumkin pie and cranberry sauce [​IMG] so I got to wondering if CRANBERRIES are okay for a treat for chickens?? [​IMG]

    They are on sale everywhere this time of year and I was wondering [​IMG] if they are safe to feed my girls [​IMG]

    .....thanks for any help!!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I can only say that mine went wild for the dried cranberries they gobbled up this past summer, with no ill affects [​IMG]
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I was reading on another thread that cranberries are great to give to your chickens. Wish I could remember who posted it because the member had a lot of good holistic information on chickens and good stuff to feed them.
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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  5. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! [​IMG]

    Do they need to be dried or cut in half (like I do with grapes)?? [​IMG]

    I was hoping to mix in with their morning yogurt, flax seed, spinach mix, which they love [​IMG]

    Thanks!!
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    That's what I have been doing, mixing the dried crabberries in with their yogurt/walnut combo(they love it!).
    I might cut them in half simply because the skin on them is kinda tough.
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think your referring to resolution.
     
  8. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody! I knew someone on BYC would know!! [​IMG]

    I still have a question about dried vs fresh - I have fresh cranberries - are they okay to put in yogurt? [​IMG]
     
  9. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:I started giving my birds dried cranberries after making this posting:
    I think this is the thread you are talking about, dsqard-Resolution has given me a lot of great information on homeopathic remedies and such.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=414417

    Yes that is the one! Thank you! Lots of good information on that thread! [​IMG]
     
  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Sure, that's fine-they'll love it either way. [​IMG]
     

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