Feeding fruit?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ThinkingChickens, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to give my chickens some oranges cut in half and halved apples but they weren't interested at all. Should I keep trying or are these things that your chickens don't like either. Mine love lettuces and greens of most kinds. I was looking for other foods to give them.
     
  2. mchl

    mchl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine love melons grapes strawberries ect... but oranges not so much
     
  3. chicky_mommy

    chicky_mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds ate apples only when they were cut into small chunks, but oranges they usually ate...
     
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    easteregger96 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know how big a selection of fruit chickens like but, I know mine love pears (fresh ones right off the tree). I also give mine just about any veggie too.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I've always heard most chickens could care less for any citrus.


    Other fruits. . . My boys and girls eat just about any fruit or vegetable. As for apples, they often prefer them whole or just cut in half.
     
  6. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens will peck at a whole apple until it is gone.They dislike cabbage. I have never tried citrus.
     
  7. GallusGal

    GallusGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens back home generally only ate fruit/veg if it was finely chopped. My new hens, however, are ravenous and will eat just about anything you offer, be it the whole fruit or a tiny piece. I threw half a catenloupe in the coop the other day and it is GONE! My chooks get a fair ammount of fruit/veg because I own a large breeding colony of herbivorous lizards who I mix up a big bucket of fruit and veggies for every other day or so. Whatever they don't eat goes straight in the coop, and the birds LOVE it. Yesterday they got peas, beans, carrots, corn, mango, pineapple, peach, and strawberry, for example. There's not much they won't eat.
     
  8. Altoncoop

    Altoncoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine seem to love grapes
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    jaketheeggman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my hens at the peals of the orange [​IMG]
     

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