Olives OK?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WildflowerJLH, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. WildflowerJLH

    WildflowerJLH Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know the salt is a concern. I have a bunch of black olives left over. If I put them in the compost, the chickens are bound to get some. Will this be OK?
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Throw one out and see if they'll eat it. If not then compost away.

    I've thrown a lot of things over the hen yard fence over the years, but I can't recall ever having given them olives.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've given mine olives occasionally without problems.

  4. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    as long as it is not a ton of them I wouldnt worry.
  5. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    We do every once in a while. We only have a few regulars who like them though, so ultimately, we only hand out a few.
  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Mine get olives at most once a week and they eat leftover pits! I put them on the compost but the hens get to it and eat the pits.

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