Do chickens eat persimmons?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by begbfg, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    Just curious. We do have muscadines, strawberries and blackberries growing wild everywhere on our farm. We also have mulberry and persimmon trees. Can and do chickens eat most fruits?
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    We have one persimmon tree and the chickens eat any that fall we don't get to first.
     
  3. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have I confused my fruits, or is persimmons a citrus fruit?

    If so it's a no, they shouldn't eat citrus

    EDIT: Google search, We call it Sharron fruit...should be fine very healthy too.
     
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  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Don't have any idea if they should eat them, but they do. Never had any problems with it so far... The tree has only been there about 20 - 30 years though. Might take time to kill 'em. [​IMG]

    Our's is a wild persimmon too, don't know if that matters or not. They don't really go crazy over them, but they do eat them. Of course, I haven't found many things a chicken WON'T eat. [​IMG]
     
  5. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Fuyu Persimmon tree and when they fall my chickens LOVE eating them. A friend of mine has a Hachiya and my chickens eat that kind too.

    Nancy
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Mine will eat em, if they're bored. They prefer to wait for the figs to ripen instead.
     
  7. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    Quote:It's not a citrus fruit; it's more like a plum. I don't like them, myself. But if the ladies will eat them, I'll even pick some for them on occassion![​IMG]
     
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    EVERYTHING likes a ripe persimmon. Once in a while there will be a tree that does not lose its astringency even after the fruit ripens and nothing will eat it, but most do. Those fruit don't stay on the ground long around here.

    There's nothing wrong with feeding citrus to poultry. Even if you cut it open for them they won't eat a terrible lot. It's only when there's nothing else to eat and they have to eat a lot of citrus that problems can develop.
     
  9. GeneJordan

    GeneJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i Do!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens like most fruit. They're especially keen on blueberries and strawberries.
     

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