How many blackberries can chickens have at a time?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Donnigan, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked around 40 cups of blackberries yesterday and this morning! I've been freezing them but the freezer is getting full! I have never had this many blackberries before! Would it be okay to feed my flock of 60 chickens 20 cups at a time? Thanks! ( this is the biggest blackberry so far)[​IMG]
     
  2. MeepMeeps

    MeepMeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woah that's a lot of berries! I am of no help, but wanted to share that my picky chickens don't even like blackberries! Odd!
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't see a problem with that amount since you have a large number of birds.
    Just be sure they have their normal feed and water.
    They may not eat 20 cups at once but if your birds like them, they'll certainly make a good dent in it!
    LOL, envisioning runny purple poop! ha ha!
    Glad you have been able to get so many berries this year! That's amazing!
     
  4. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave Jennifer that big blackberry and she ate it in one bite! Lol
     
  5. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens love blackberries, but my duck would die for them!! If you have ducks, I mash them up slightly. Chooks can pull and peck pieces off. I think they'll love them but, yes, keep normal feed and water nearby.
    -Liv
     
  6. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dumped the blackberries i picked last night :)
     
  7. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]Awesome! a fresh treat for some pretty girls.
    You could also freeze berries in a bowl of water, then dump it upside down in an old pie tin or cake pan for them.
    Great way to beat the heat as well as get a treat!
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016

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