Peanuts for poultry

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ratdog2001, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. ratdog2001

    ratdog2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I acquired a large bag of shelled and salted peanuts. Is it safe to feed these to my chickens or turkeys?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I don't think the salt is any good for them, perhaps you can rinse that off?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    In moderatoin would be fine, but I would also be concerned about the salt content.
     
  4. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

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    Mine love peanuts, but I buy the ones in the shell & crack them open to feed. I agree with the others comments in regards to SALTED peanuts tho. Salt is not good for them in large doses.
     
  5. ratdog2001

    ratdog2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the timely and very helpful replies. I will rinse the salt and let them feast. You guys are super.
     
  6. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine where always such corn hogs, then when I purchased in the shell peanuts not salted (was trying to attract squirrels - that never showed up) I ended up adding it to their scratch. Now its the #1 on the hit list. They eat them shell & all.

    Peanut butter is "a thing" at my house, a state of emergency is called when I am out. Got the addiction from my dad, so at least I come by it honestly. In fact thats what I had for lunch today - 1 whole wheat bagel with peanut butter. Preferr the organic but sometimes I am just to cheap.....

    I am going to try & grow some this summer, should be interesting.....

    Edit to add...just noticed you are new here.....big ole BYC welcome [​IMG]
     
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