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Has anyone fed cranberries to the chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joedie, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I can't seem to find any info on cranberries for the hens. I want to make sure they don't have anything in them that could be toxic to the chickens like the alanine in potato peelings.[​IMG]
     
  2. sciencechick

    sciencechick Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend of mine uses dried sweetened cranberries (Craisins) as treats for his hens when they do tricks. They don't seem to cause any issues.
     
  3. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    the birdseed mix i use to add extra protein to my feed is full of cranberries. the chickies LOVE them!
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine loved them!
    I just used the whole unfrozen ones from the store!
    Caroline
     
  5. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Thanks all! I just fed them the whole ones left over from baking and they went wild for them. So far, it seems like the favorite treat yet!
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cranberries are very good treats, high in vitamins.
     
  7. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did I read that fruit would make them stop laying?
     
  8. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two that are laying for me (of 5 pullets so 3 are freeloading) eat them and lay.
    Caroline
     
  9. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's just citrus fruits? [​IMG]
     
  10. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have thrown in whole bags of whole cranberrys they love them.
     

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