Peanuts as a treat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Vickis Girls, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can chickens eat roasted unsalted unshelled peanuts?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They can eat them shelled...I don't know about unshelled.

    I would toss some out and see if they can get through the shell. First, though, I would break one or two open and throw the whole thing on the ground so they get the idea.

    They are high in fat and thus are good for treats but not as the main source of protein for poultry (fatty liver). I used to feed them as part of a feed recipe.
     
  3. Vickis Girls

    Vickis Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I'll try that. I'd just love to get rid of this bag, and thought of my girls first. Thanks for the idea!
     

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