Fresh pineapple trimmings

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jbellairs, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. jbellairs

    jbellairs Out Of The Brooder

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    Are fresh pineapple trimmings all right to give to my chickens? I couldn't find in on the good and bad treat lists.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Your question made me curious so I did some searches to see what I could find. I couldn't find anything against it but did find that quite a few chicken keepers do feed them to their birds.

    I've always heard you shouldn't feed citrus to chickens but pineapple belong to a different plant family (Bromeliaceae). Citrus belong to the Rutaceae family.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Phaedre

    Phaedre Just Hatched

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  4. jbellairs

    jbellairs Out Of The Brooder

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    I will take them out to them in the morning with the rest of the compost. I waited to see if I got any negative replies.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Let me know how they like it, I'm curious!
     
  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't see this thread earlier, or I would have replied sooner...my chickens (and ducks) love fresh pineapple trimmings - rind, core, etc. I just put all the scraps into a bucket and toss it out to them. They pretty much leave just the inedible skins. The ducks like to try to soak the pieces in their pools. [​IMG]

    How did yours react?
     
  7. jbellairs

    jbellairs Out Of The Brooder

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    Suspicious! I checked the next day and the top looked untouched. My girls have almost an acre pen to roam in, so they already have plenty to pick at.
     
  8. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Guess they're like people, with their own preferences. I used to save the rinds to make pineapple scrap vinegar, but the odd odor was a turn-off, so it's fortunate that my chickens and ducks enjoy the scraps. The ducks really get in there and twist the flesh off the rind. :eek:
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Mine don't really seem to like pineapple. The bunnies, on the other hand, adore it.
     

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