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FRUIT !?!?!?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Miz Mary, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Songster

    Apr 1, 2008
    Pacific NW
    Somebody said feeding hens fruit will stop egg production .....your opinion ?????
    Is this ALL fruit , or certain kinds ??

  2. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    if i remember you cant give them citrus....... i dont know about nything else. i'm sure someone else can answer this better.
  3. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    I've read "no citrus." Of course, they LOVE watermelon and grapes. I will be trying out apples tonight - have some that are less than crisp...
  4. spatcher

    spatcher Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Any fruit as a treat is okay as long as it is not citrus!
  5. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    I've yet to see anyone give an actual reason for citrus or fruit being bad. The only thing I can find is that citrus seed meal is sometimes used as a vegetable protein in ruminant feeds but contains a substance that is toxic to poultry. That's kinda true for most fruit seeds though (apples and cyanide) but the levels are so low the seeds usually have to be concentrated to cause any harm.

    Now grapes have been proven toxic to some animals. Has it been shown they don't effect chickens?

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