nuts???????for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mamarosa, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. mamarosa

    mamarosa In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    I have 25 hens and Mr. Rudy Roo
    they are awesome, I have had them since June of 08
    they have laid consistantly all Michigan winter and it has
    been cold
    I have given them a blend of organic feed with layena feed
    yogurt, warm oatmeal, fresh fruits and veggies and
    black sunflower seeds
    my question is [can they have nuts like almonds, pistacchios
    cashews, walnuts
    those are not on the list
    any suggestions would be helpful
    thanks,,,,,,,,,looking forward to spring!!!!!!

  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Yes, in moderation, as part of a well balanced diet. [​IMG]
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    I suppose it should be okay if they don't eat too many.
    My chickens come up to the house where my bird feeders are and eat everything scratched out on the ground. Sometimes there are lots of peanuts, pistachios, walnuts or pecans for them. I don't know how many a chicken eats but I haven't found anyone on death's door in several years so it must be alright. I personally wouldn't offer it to them though.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I spent a very enjoyable afternoon this past fall cracking pecans for my chickens.
    No harm came to the chickens.

  5. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Songster

    We crack pecans for our chickens. Boy, those girls are SPOILED! They follow you around until you crack them for them. Luckily we have our own pecan trees. We keep the smaller ones for them to have as a treat year round.[​IMG]
  6. PokingMyPancreas

    PokingMyPancreas In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2008
    Middlesex County, NJ
    I have fed my chickens crushed walnuts cooked in brown rice. They loved it!

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