How do chickens like bananas?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BYOChickens, May 15, 2011.

  1. BYOChickens

    BYOChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I feed my chickens (2 mos.) bananas? Also, my girls are a little over 10 weeks old. Can I switch from the starter medicated feed from TSC to a layer mash yet (pros/cons). Thanks
     
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed my chicks bananas and they liked them. I waited until they were a bit mushy and then gave them to them
     
  3. skysoldier

    skysoldier Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they will enjoy eating bananas occassionally along wirh other fruit and vegetables. You should keep your chicks on starter until approximately 14 - 18 weeks of age.
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    My 10 week olds love banana's!
     
  5. truebluexf

    truebluexf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine devour them.
     
  6. areyoumymother

    areyoumymother Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks also likes (no sugar) banana chips ...... I emptied out the bottom of the bag that was basically crumbs on top of their food and they loved it [​IMG]
     
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    [​IMG] mine won't touch them.
     
  8. betsy329

    betsy329 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine do not like bananas either but bring in rasins and you think I had candy! They come running!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Quote:Do not start them on layer mash until they are ready to lay. There is too much calcium in layer feed and can harm them while they are young.

    My 10 week olds are TERRIFIED of bananas. LOL Scary scary!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Quote:When I feed mine raisins, they act as if they haven't eaten in a week!!!
     

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