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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fawn and Fam, Oct 15, 2013.
Are orange peels okay for chickens to eat?
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.
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.
Chickens can eat anything that doesn't eat them first
Things that may be bad for them they probably won't eat anyway
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.
My birds never seem to care for peels--citrus, avocado, potato, onion, banana. They eat all the insides of those eagerly, though.
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.