Peaches for Treats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nuttyredhead, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Anyone know if this is safe? It isn't on the list of things you can or cannot!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It is safe as a treat.

    Imp
     
  3. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Anecdotally, mine got all the peels and pits from an entire bushel of peaches that I put up in the freezer, and they are all still alive. [​IMG]
     
  4. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Thank you!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Keens2050

    Keens2050 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine LOVE peaches!!! Every time I would cut up some peaches, I'd give them the skins. They'd run over to me and grab them out of my fingers as fast as I could get it to them. They didn't bother with the pits, though.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Peach pits do contain a slight amount of cyanide- like stuff(can't remember the exact name). I think it would take a lot of pits to make a chicken sick. I can't imagine chickens eating peach pits.

    ETA- I think a lot of fruit pits are like this.

    Imp
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  7. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my chickens whole peaches and they love them. They don't eat the pits, so don't worry.
     
  8. Keens2050

    Keens2050 Out Of The Brooder

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    What about raisins? I gave mine some raisins today. They ate them. Anything in them I should worry about?
     
  9. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have fed mine peaches and apricots from our trees this Spring. They love them...I just clean up the pits from the run floor later.
     
  10. sixlittlechicks09

    sixlittlechicks09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours LOVE the peaches that fall off the tree over our run! Seems to make them spoiled rotten, because they expect me to shake the tree everytime I walk down there, but as far as health issues, miine have been healthy as horses! Erm... well... healthy as chickens...[​IMG]
     

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