Do chickens like apples???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Firefyter-Emt, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have to assume they do, I am just sitting here in my office looking at a bizillion apples on the ground in my back yard and thinking to myself, Hmmm..... [​IMG]

    What's a realistic limit?
     
  2. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they like apples, and tomatoes.

    I would not feed more then 1/4 apple per bird.

    Look for a change in thier stools, if it goes really runny, stop or cut back.
     
  3. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, I guess I need about 600 chickens then! [​IMG]
     
  4. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have the space in the refrig you can bag them and save them for later to feed --- or put them in a cool dark place - like a basement to store and feed as need be.


    But your plan A is a good one [​IMG]
     
  5. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love them. I keep a few in the fridge so on these hot days they get a cool treat. I put out one to two for my 17. Never had a problem
     
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
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    Ohhhhhhh they love apples [​IMG] mine eat them all the time

    but make sure they don't eat the seeds
     
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Quote:Yep- I'd just vote for getting more chickens! [​IMG]
     
  8. mdbucks

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    Quote:why cant they have the seeds??
     
  9. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will they eat the little crab apples, we got plenty that are falling off our old apple tree, they are sour to eat, but maybe I could put good use to them.
     
  10. mdbucks

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    mine eat apples that fall off the tree and I'm not going out there and picking the seeds out
     

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