Nut shells, peanuts, pistaccios, etc. okay for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by momofthree, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we eat lots of nuts and therefore have lots of shells...i didn't know if the chickens could have fun pecking around on them. i know they wouldn't eat them, but i didn't know if it would keep them busy pecking around or not.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I haven't had chickens for all that long, but I personally don't bother putting shells (unless there is a sunflower seed inside) in with the chickens. I do, however, put them in my wood stove occasionally! My chickens love leftover kitchen scraps, and scratch to peck at. I wouldn't want to get their hopes up that there was something to eat, since when I give them something, it's always yummy!
     

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