I just got a catalogue from a chiken hatchery and one of the things they state in there is to NOT feed your chickens fruit, that it will stop them from laying? Is this true??? I have never heard this. I feed my hens the cores from apples, the tops from strawberries, bananas (but they don't love these). Is this why their laying has been very lean this Winter???? I dear if this is why, I am vexed. I can't believe I have never read this before! I usually feed them fruit scraps along with a bunch of other stuff. Today they got apple cores, sprouted lentils, yogurt and warm oats as their treat.......thi is a typical daily treat. Have I been doing it wrong all this time????