nuts?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Alethea, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't heard anything, one way or the other, about nuts. It never occured to give them to our girls because we have plenty of leftovers and fruit/vegetable scraps they can have for their 4:00 snack. I knocked over a jar of roasted pecans and they fell to the dirty floor and I scooped them up for the chickens. They had their first snack of nuts today. They loved them. Is it ok to give them nuts on occasion? Bok.
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Sure it's okay, but go easy on any nuts that are salted.

    When our pecan trees start dropping the nuts I spend many a pleasant afternoon outside with my chooks cracking pecans for em. They all line up to get their share. [​IMG]
     
  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are crazy for nuts, and its a good source of protein. Unsalted and raw pnuts are their favorite.
     
  4. lindseythefork

    lindseythefork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, not a problem.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    If my trees were producing nuts, I'd certainly give them more nuts than grains [​IMG]
     
  6. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are located in a peanut producing area (that would be most anywhere in the South: if you are in the States) then you can probably find a peanut-based feed at your local Mill or Feedstore.

    I feed 14% Hog Finisher that is Peanut based.
     
  7. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. We live in Oregon, no peanuts here. It must be fun to sit with the chickens and crack nuts for them. I'll try it sometime. Bok.
     

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