Crushed Peanuts - Are They OK to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dragonfly Ranch, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    I looked at the "Treats" Chart and don't see anything about peanuts or nuts. I have some peanuts that I need to rotate out of my baking pantry and wanted to feed them to the chickens if won't hurt them. They are not bad just not as fresh I would like for baking.

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  2. americancowboy

    americancowboy In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2010
    I feed mine them all the time! they dont have to be crushed up too much either. Im not sure why they arent on the treat chart.
  3. HeidiG

    HeidiG In the Brooder

    Apr 12, 2010
    Hampton, VA
    I give mine raw peanuts all the time. They love them!
  4. TheBeatlesAddict

    TheBeatlesAddict In the Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    elkhart, indiana
    I don't crush them at all, mine break it themselves before they eat it. It gives them something to do I think
  5. obxWaMi

    obxWaMi Songster

    The Raising Chickens for Dummies book says not to feed RAW peanuts because they can have a fungus called aflatoxin, but cooked peanuts, roasted or boiled, are okay. It also says cooked nuts, raw crushed acorns, walnuts, hickory nuts, or pecans are okay, too.
    I was just reading this this morning to see about adding treats for my almost 8 week old chicks.
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:I would be careful feeding them if the nuts are salted ~ unsalted should be fine in limited amounts.
  7. Dragonfly Ranch

    Dragonfly Ranch Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Happy Valley, CA
    Quote:Thank you for the information. These are RAW peanuts. Think what I'll do is roast them in the oven then small amounts to the older chickens. Again, thank you


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