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First grapes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by magikchick, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I keep reading how much they like grapes. So I brought some yesterday and someone should have warned me I would be attacked.

    They went crazy. I didn't want to give them too many but it was a feeding frenzy. Guess I'll have to give the some grapes once in a while.

    Marsha
     
  2. joannamarie

    joannamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive bought some grapes today for my hens thanks for the warning lol.
    havnt given them yet i read on here some people had so i thought i would get some
     
  3. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grapes are great, mine also love watermelon and today I gave them a plum and they went nuts![​IMG]
     
  4. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old do they have to be to be able to eat all these fruits??

    Trish:cool:
     
  5. joannamarie

    joannamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i gave mine some grapes and broccolli today they have never had either, they went over turned their beak up gave me a funny look, and went to their layers pellets/grain do you cut the grapes in half, i put them in full they didnt try and peck them.
     
  6. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't start giving them treats until they were outside (about 5-6 weeks) b/c I didn't have any grit for them (for things other than feed they need grit to "chew"). When I first tried grapes and cherries they din;t get it at first so I broke one open, that was all it took. Now they try everything! Not too keem on celery, though, but it did eventually disapear...
     
  7. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I gave grapes, they were fairly small and were too small to try to swallow them whole, which they do with everything they see. So, I would peel the grapes and cut them in quarters. When they are older, toward adulthood, you dont need to do THAT anymore....they KNOW what they are.

    My birds love them, just go nuts, but I did have to peel them the first ten times or so. I was thinkin....good heavens, I will be peeling grapes for my girls for the next ten years...[​IMG]
     
  8. joannamarie

    joannamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hens that i am trying to feed grapes to are adult.
    so far i havnt found anything apart from grass they like.
    they just go barmy for grass thats it, i must have fussy hens.
     
  9. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    My chicks range in age from 6 to 12 weeks and are all outside. I wait till their about 4 weeks before I give any treats and then I start with old fashion oat meal.

    Marsha
     
  10. doodledo

    doodledo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the oatmeal cooked? Is it quick or old fashion?
    Mine are 4 weeks and outside during the day. They love watermelon. They really dont like lettuce. They are ok with grapes. And I juice carrots, they love the leftovers. My meat chckens dont like any of it.
     

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