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Pecans and Free Range Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MissChessy, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2007
    I have a pecan tree in my backyard that has mass produced this year. I free range my hens in my backyard. Is it safe for me to pick these pecans with my hens free ranging? My concern is the pecans mixing with chicken manure..

    Hope someone can answer my question. Thank you!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Wash them.
    The pecans are in a shell so any manure they come in contact with won't be on the nut meat.
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  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I agree. I’d wash them and my hands after gathering them. But I would gather them and eat them. I actually do, I have a couple of pecan trees inside my electric netting.
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Nope. Not safe at all. You're placing your entire family in danger if you eat those pecans.

    To dispose of them safely, you need to box them up and mail them to me. I'll dispose of them appropriately, sacrificing myself and my family to keep you and yours safe from harm.

    Just willing to take one for the team, you know?


    Sorry, couldn't help myself.

    I wish I had a pecan tree.

    Agree with the others, they'll be fine. Just wash them if you see poo, and then enjoy!
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  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I'm rolling.

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