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Pecans

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Endur50, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Endur50

    Endur50 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 27, 2011
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    We have three large pecan trees in our yard and the girls love when I can find and crack a left over pecan for a treat. Next fall I'll have an abundance of pecans and I was wondering what everyone though about incorporating them as a regular part of their feed. Obviously not as a replacement for their layer pellets but can I put them out daily in a separate container? Obviously lots of protein but would it be too much fat? How much is too much? I try to let them forage and supplement as much as possible. Anything they can eat that I produce at home (organically too) for me is preferable to a diet of strictly purchased manufactured feed that has to be trucked all the way across the country (Thinking in terms of environmental impact)
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Ship those extras to me - I'll send you some nice wheat for the chickens. [​IMG]

    You probably could over feed them on Pecans. At 87% fat and 5% protein they are a good treat for those cold winter days.
     

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