My chickens love pears


In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 3, 2008
Recently there was a wind storm at my house which knocked a lot of small almost ripe pears down. The person taking care of my chickens while I am away said that the chickens have been pecking away at the pears every day and really love them. I wonder if the pears are good for them or just a treat.
They love most fruits! I let them nibble on fresh fruits and veggies all summer. Might get watery poop, but that's ok.
During the winter, I buy them canned low sodium veggies as treats. They really appreciate it.
I have 3 apple trees in the back. At first they didnt bother with the apples but if they find one that already had a (ground hog or chipmunk) bite out of it they will pick at it a bit.
I have pear trees in my backyard too. My chickens love them. They really like the real ripe ones. I was amazed to see that they don't eat the seeds or the core, they eat around it. Looks funny to see just a core and stem left. I think pear time is their favorite time of the year.
I give my birds treats of scratch, (oats, sunflower seeds, once in awhile bird seed, cracked corn etc.), in small quanities as these are treats. I also give them vegies, fruits, most everything that I can grow. I do grow a lot of corn and watermelon especially, also tomatoes, squash, root crops, the list can go on. I feed them everything except potatoes. I figure they will eat what they want. I do free range them. I have never had a problem with their egg production.

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