Oranges--good or bad?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by maus, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Brahma pullets have been getting into a pile of orange tree trimmings in my yard complete with oranges still attached to the branches. The silly birds seem to have developed a taste for them and now they seek them out so they can peck away at them until their heads are covered with orange pulp. Anyway, is it ok for them to eat them? Or is all that vitamin C going to cause problems?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    oranges are a safe food, but too much acid is said to reduce egg production.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting....they don't typically like citrus!
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    mine like the rinds of citrus, but the fruit, they do not tend to enjoy.
     
  5. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    [​IMG] That's funny, when I feed mine grapes they cover eachother and ME with grape juice [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickyBabe

    ChickyBabe Out Of The Brooder

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    my chickens love any fruit or veggie. they adore grapes the most. they will eat them right off the vine this drives my dad crazzy but its fun to watch
     
  7. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    [​IMG] I know, you cannot grow anthing around chickens [​IMG]
     

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