Is fruit pulp ok to feed to my chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FluffyColor, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
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    My parents found an old juicer in our garage, and now we're juicing fruits. Carrots,apples,and strawberries. Maybe even oranges! My question is, is the pulp in the juicer to feed to my 3 day old chicks??

    Thanks.
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't give anything that "unusual" to 3 day old chicks.

    It is really beside the point to say that chicks usually have a very high protein feed and fruit isn't high protein to begin with.

    The risk of digestive problems outweigh concerns about protein in diet, however.

    Steve
     
  3. RoninComputing

    RoninComputing Out Of The Brooder

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    Do not give the chicks the pulp from juiced citrus... Citrus is not good for them
     
  4. Jeremy Parker

    Jeremy Parker Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Your crazy! I would not feed pulp from citrus fruit to any of my chickens let alone a 3 day old!!!!

    They are just babies!!

    Blessings,
    Jeremy
     

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