persimmons?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by trkcChick, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

    79
    0
    39
    Oct 19, 2009
    Culloden, GA
    I have a case of persimmons that I got in a food cop-op. Can chickens eat them or is it bad for them? I hate to waste them.
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    7,470
    14
    253
    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    They can eat them as far as I know. It's just a fruit. I can't think of any reason for them not to. Hope that helps [​IMG]
     
  3. bukbugack

    bukbugack Out Of The Brooder

    97
    0
    39
    Oct 9, 2009
    L.I. New York
    As far as I know they're fine for chickens. I have a persimmon tree and have shared some of my crop with the birds. They go berserk over them, especially if they are very ripe and mushy. Persimmons are super-healthy, and have a lot of calcium, too. Not my favorite fruit, though. Kind of slimy.
     
  4. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

    79
    0
    39
    Oct 19, 2009
    Culloden, GA
    thanks! They love to get my overflow from our co-op. They had cantaloupe today. Maybe persimmons tomorrow.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by