hansolo

Songster
8 Years
Mar 7, 2011
179
27
136
Fremont, CA
I got home found peels of an orange!
My neighbour has a tree and oranges fall into our yard. Chicks never are interested but today?!
What happens to chicken if they ingest oranges?
 

kla37

Songster
9 Years
Apr 18, 2010
2,162
21
173
Hillsborough, NC USA
I've read before that chickens aren't supposed to eat citrus, but no one has ever told me why. I don't know if it's an old myth or not. Are your chooks OK?
 

PunkinPeep

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
3,642
67
229
SouthEast Texas
I've heard people say that, but my chickens peck at citrus, and i've never seen any ill effects. They're generally not interested in the peel.
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
10,999
558
328
Ohio
Quote:They will be just fine.

I keep hearing people saying that citrus is bad for them but I have yet seen any prof to the mater in fact if citrus was so bad for them why would they include it in some commercial poultry feed and citrus acid is used in livestock/poultry electrolytes so they will be just fine.

Chris
 

Imp

All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
14,453
171
318
The Emerald City
My Coop
Citrus is blamed for many things:
decreased laying
stopped laying
thin shells
pecking
and death

I also have never seen proof. This seems to be one of those myths.

Imp- I am extremely skeptical.
 

GiddyMoon

Songster
8 Years
Apr 14, 2011
1,089
20
151
Tucson, AZ
I have read posts from many people who say they feed citrus and have no issues. I have a feeling this is one more..I had an issue with something and threw an orange in...I blame it on the orange,....better tell everyone..and it snowballed thanks to the internet..
 

hansolo

Songster
8 Years
Mar 7, 2011
179
27
136
Fremont, CA
Everybody seems in good spirit and appetite this morning. I noticed some red stuff in the dropping, not sure what it is, shedding of intestine or food or, i hope not blood. Not sure if it had to do with oranges.
 

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