Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    On the Treat Chart, grapes are listed as seedless only Is there any reason for this?

    Will grape seeds hurt chickens?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 29, 2008

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I do not know the answer to that question, but I'd like to find out.

    I've fed mine MANY seedless grapes over the summer and fall.
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I believe the seeds are toxic much like apple seeds. Some one correct me if I am wrong.
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    My banty cochin once ate 32 grapes.


    She survived, though if she'd had a pair of sweats with an elastic waistband to wear, I think she would have.

  5. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Wait! [​IMG] Apple Seeds are toxic too?!

    Can I still compost apple cores and/or give them to the chickens?
  6. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Songster

    Dec 20, 2008
    Chandler AZ
    The seeds of apples are toxic (cyanogenic - aka - capable of producing cyanide), tho I don't think they are very strong. I pick them out before I give mine cores.

    Mine LOVE apples and grapes, and with the grapes they are quite snobbish and insist I tear them open and hold them while they peck out the insides. Really, it has nothing to do with me babying them at all.

    Not sure about why no seeded grapes?
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    I know that grapes shouldnt be fed to dogs, but I don't know the content of the grape that makes it poisonious to them. Could be the seeds as wellbut i am not sure.

    As for apple seeds, you'd have to eat massive amounts of apple seeds to kill you or an animal. I've fed apples to my quail, my past horses, and goats and none ever died enjoying an apple a week with seeds.

  8. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    How about pears? Are they alright for the chickens to eat? And the seeds?
  9. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Songster

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    I'm clueless, and I would also like to know. [​IMG]

  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    Quote:I don't know how my Australian Shepherd is going to take it when I tell her she can't have any more grapes. She's 9 years old & they've always been one of her favorites.
    The internet is a great resource but it can also be a great source of misinformation. Just because someone posts something here or on any other site doesn't make it true. There is no filter to prevent people from posting info that's just wrong.

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