HELP: cranberry and orange relish mm good. Is it ok for my chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jasonm11, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Songster

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    My mother makes a great cranberry and orange relish. In a holiday festive mood. I thought it was so good I took a bowl out to my flock. They relished it [​IMG]

    Okay bad joke but they ate every bit of it. later on I was petting one of the girls and noticed what I thought was a goiter. It was her crop. I checked all the other girls and same thing. I hope I didnt hurt them by feeding them the relish. Is it normal for a chickens crop to feel the size of a large egg after eating? it was a firm consistency not squishy in the least.
     
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  2. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    A big crop is OK
    Cranberry is good for chickens, but the sugar and citrus is not something you want to give them too often.
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  3. jasonm11

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    I never really paid attention to how big thier crops got after they fed, but today when i picked one of the girls up I was flabbergasted by how much they can eat at once. They sure did like that stuff. [​IMG] Thanks for the feedback.
     

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