How many acorns does it take?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by debid, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    To turn yolks green?

    The acorns are falling on the oak near the coop and they've decided that they love one specific type. The nuts are tiny and they're eating them green and whole (once they knock the cap off). They seem to enjoy their occasional windfall treat but mostly it's when I let them out that they go looking for these nuts. But now I'm worried that my first egg (any day here...) might be really unappetizing.
  2. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    I wouldn't worry about it personally - Very few foods that taste bad or are high in tannins like acorns pass through to the egg.

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