My chickens love pears

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KingFisher, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. KingFisher

    KingFisher In the Brooder

    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.
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    They love most fruits! I let them nibble on fresh fruits and veggies all summer. Might get watery poop, but that's ok. [​IMG] During the winter, I buy them canned low sodium veggies as treats. They really appreciate it.
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    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.
  4. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    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.
  5. plapczynski

    plapczynski Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Chillicothe, OH
    I thought that fruits would stop chickens from laying for a few weeks? [​IMG]
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    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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