feeding apples to white rocks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by trippingchicken, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. trippingchicken

    trippingchicken New Egg

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    Hi everyone,just wondering if it's OK to feed my white rocks apples.They are on the home stretch with only one week to go.Also do you think the apples will change the meat flavor or texture.I know a pig farmer who swears the meat is sweeter after feeding his pigs apples for a couple of weeks.

    Thanks Al
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be fine. Make sure you remove the seeds, though.
     
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    seeds are fine just not in large quantities
     
  4. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let me know if you get them to eat the apples! Mine have only eaten their feed, refusing anything else, but I never tried apples, and we have a ton of them every fall. I doubt you'll notice a difference in flavor- the meat is sweet anyway.
     
  5. trippingchicken

    trippingchicken New Egg

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    Hey jaku, I have a small hobby farm with plenty of gardens and produce so i have no shortage of fresh veggies.They eat everything i give them and really like the summer squash and apples.One thing i do is half or quarter the apples.

    Thanks Al
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Maybe I'll try it again then on my fall batch. Jeez, if I could even cut my feed costs a tiny fraction it would be nice!
     

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