?????Ok to feed hens fruitcake?????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by yomama, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    We got a fruit cake from a neighbor, and none of us care for it. Is it ok to give to the chickens, or is there too much sugar and sweet stuff in it for them? I'm not an expert of fruit cake, but it looks like it is loaded with colorful "stuff" and she said it was a "light" version. (I think she means the type of dough, because it is light in color, not lowfat.)

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  2. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ohhhh someone please answer this... this could be HUGE... the end of Fruitcake Doorstops Worldwide!
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I love fruitcake!

    I don't think it would be bad for the chickens, but be sure they don't eat toooo much and don't eat their regular food.

    I've given my girls veggies with butter on it and cheese and things like that - all in moderation!
     
  4. milestoog

    milestoog Out Of The Brooder

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    If they have been that bad why not just give them a lump of coal. Fruitcake is cruel and unusual punishment, isn't it ??
     
  5. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd worry about the preservatives in the candied fruit, but that's just me....LOL fruitcake makes ME sick, so I wouldn't feed it to the chix.
     
  6. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tend not to feed anything that doesn't have some nutrition.

    I don't think it will hurt but my girls need all the protein and good stuff they can get with snow all over the ground.
     
  7. Roy

    Roy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] nicely said...
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Its made up of dried fruit and bits right? a fruitcake will have some nutrition, not ideal but it won't be a total waste of crop space.
     
  9. LittleFeat

    LittleFeat Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever sliced it and pan fried it in butter? Yucky turns to yummy in no time.... [​IMG]
     

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