Feeding Chickens Bananas??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ALVIEMAN, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. ALVIEMAN

    ALVIEMAN Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG] WAS WONDERING IF IT'S O.K. TO FEED MY HENS SOME BANANA?? WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OVERRIPE ONES, AND WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE KNEW IF IT WAS ALRIGHT TO SEE IF THEY LIKE?? THANKS.[​IMG]
     
  2. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chickens overripe bananas all the time. They LOVE them! [​IMG] I don't give them the peels, but not sure if there is any reason not to. The actual banana is a favorite treat, and very healthy. Your birds will thanks you. [​IMG]
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    They love 'em.
     
  4. pottymouthspoultry

    pottymouthspoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine absolutely LOVE bananas! We don't like over ripe bananas, so we give them to the chickens... It's one of their favorite treats!
     
  5. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three maran hens do not like them [​IMG]
     
  6. Bananas are a great treat for chickens. Our flock goes nuts over a half dozen [​IMG] bananas. They don't last long, that's for sure. Nothing but goodness [​IMG] for chickens. And the peels will not hurt them although they don't eat the peel. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenscott

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    My girls love them too! They get it all over thier faces! [​IMG]
     
  8. geekgurl

    geekgurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine gobbled them down at first, but then started shunning them. On a sidenote, I bought the overripe bag of bananas at the grocery and discovered that they were perfect but just a bit bruised on the outside. Now I look at those before I buy full price bananas.
     
  9. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    To encourage my hens to eat their layer pellets I often mix in something special like a very ripe banana. Usually well browned, the only kind my boys won't eat.
     
  10. ALVIEMAN

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    Thank You Everyone. They Seemed To Like Them Alot!! Gave Them Some Apple Too They Enjoyed!!
     

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