DO CHICKENS LIKE ORANGE RINDS?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fawn and Fam, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are orange peels okay for chickens to eat?
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've sometimes given my chickens orange, lime and lemon rinds. They sometimes like them and sometimes don't. Our chickens have never been hurt by eating them.

    HS Pye
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    I have no idea if chickens will eat orange peal, but I suspect they will at least try orange peals if you chop them up fine enough. But since chickens do not like acidic (bird resistant) grain sorghum, I suspect that chickens will also be unimpressed with orange peals.

    A meaty juicy sweet orange on the other hand is another matter entirely.
     
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  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens can eat anything that doesn't eat them first
    Things that may be bad for them they probably won't eat anyway
     
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  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens refuse to touch any citrus fruit. I was told a long time ago that it was bad for them but I didn't believe it, I just throw all veggie and fruit scraps in the run and they eat what they like.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My birds never seem to care for peels--citrus, avocado, potato, onion, banana. They eat all the insides of those eagerly, though.
     
  7. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I'd think the acid content or smell would put them off eating it. I've always wondered why mine won't touch citrus.
     

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