omg i hope i did not posin my babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cary 1973, May 27, 2012.

  1. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    i just read apricotes are on the list of toxic for chicks and yesterday we have apricote tree and we harvested the apricotes and i gave my girls 2 of them they loved them and today i just read on the list there toxic so what should i look for what can i do.

    APRICOTS (Prunus spp.); seeds; plant is cyanogenetic.
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  2. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    ok did more research seem like most fruit seeds are toxic and the birds did not eat the seeds thank god.
  3. En Plein Air Farms

    En Plein Air Farms Songster

    Feb 14, 2010
    Kalama SW Washington
    It does stop your heart to realize you 'could have' doesn't it :)
  4. peepmommy

    peepmommy Songster

    Feb 15, 2012
    Many seeds are cyanogenetic. I would never feed your girls any apple seeds and pits of fruits. The fruits are safe. Good luck.
  5. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    ya when i first read it it did not say seed just the fruit but apone further reading and research found out its the seeds and i dont feed them to ghe girls for fear of chocking but my samyoed dog loves fruites and he eats them when they drop seeds and all found out it can kill him sonow i have lots of yard work to do
  6. sidetrack

    sidetrack In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2012
    Copake Falls, Ny
    I gave my girls some watermelon rinds yesterday thinking it would be a nice treat for them. They were not interested at all. I also gave them a couple of the tops cut off of strawberries. That didn't interest them either. Is it because they are still young and haven't figured out what could be a tasty treat or are those things chickens don't care for?
  7. Ourfamilyflock

    Ourfamilyflock Chirping

    Mar 19, 2012
    Central Oregon
    Our girls pecked the watermelon clean but left the rind. Maybe they just dont like it. However the strawberry tops didnt last long at all with the girls they ate them right up.
  8. Lynndaybrown

    Lynndaybrown Chirping

    Sep 23, 2011
    Oh they will learn to LOVE the berries and Melon-it's likely that they're just young. Watermelon and strawberries are two of my girls favorites. When it's really hot I'll even freeze big slices of watermelon to give them to cool them down. Give it some time, they'll come around.

  9. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Songster

    i gave my girls watermellon first time today i though i gave way to much and though i was going to have to throw it away but i came back half hour later and it was all gone like i said i think i have pigs not chicks. oh my talk about love they love there noodles

    Link to the eating nooles

  10. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western WA
    Oh my word, this thread title scared the whatsits out of me! I had just given our chicks watermelon and then saw the poison comment. Whew! It was seedless, anyway. Good reminder.

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