nuts...???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 12304, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. 12304

    12304 Out Of The Brooder

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    can i feed my chickens nuts if so what kind and how much
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unsalted.

    Depends on the type (look up basic nutrition for half cup of the type you want). Factor in the protein and fats.
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Any kind so long as they are not moldy or otherwise spoiled.

    Pretty expensive though if you're not growing them yourself.
     
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Earlier this year, like January or so, I gathered up 2 5gallon buckets full of pecans from the backyard of an abandoned house in my neighborhood. I'd sir outside with a wooden mallet cracking the pecans on the patio. The chickens learned real quick that when I sat down with the mallet & the bucket, the pecans were on the way. The only problem I had was not hitting a chicken head while I was trying to crack the pecans with the mallet!
     
  5. LoreenH

    LoreenH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] My 6 girls have figured out when I grab the spading fork I'm going to mess with the compost pile. I have to watch out or I'll end up with chicken shishkabob [​IMG]
     
  6. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] My 6 girls have figured out when I grab the spading fork I'm going to mess with the compost pile. I have to watch out or I'll end up with chicken shishkabob [​IMG]

    And who said chickens were dumb!!
     
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have heard of chick peas never chicken nuts. Will you be serving beer with those nuts? I would think you can considering they are foragers. Tree nuts are probably fine.
     
  8. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nuts are ok but not too many - they are very rich and fatty and can cause stomach problems! [​IMG]
     

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