? on fruit for Laying Hens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Acre of Blessings, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Can you give a hen peaches? I have heard it will make them stop laying.
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sure you can, everything in moderation though.
  3. HenniePennie

    HenniePennie In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2007
    I have never heard that peaches makes a hen quit laying but I know that giving a hen any citris [oranges, grapefruit, lemon, lime] fruits will. [​IMG]
  4. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I give mine citrus and have never had a problem....
  5. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    I've never given citrus or peaches, though I do have some peaches aging in the fridge. On hot days, mine love frozen grapes, cut in half.
  6. sadieH5836

    sadieH5836 In the Brooder

    Dec 27, 2007
    Egg Harbor
    I think its an old wives tale that fruit makes them stop laying. I give my girls 2 bananas every day by hand. They love it and I get plenty of eggs.
  7. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    I give mine peaches when they start to get past their prime(the peaches that is). The chickens love them.

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