Pomegranates

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenbike, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Usually I take out all the seeds and just give my chickens the seeds only. Is it safe to cut the pomegranate in half and just let them pick at the seeds and connective layer? Will they eat the outer rind (is the rind safe?)?
     
  2. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how we give it to our parrots - they love it. They eat up the seeds and some of the rind - I am sure it would be fine for chickens too.
     
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    The first time I gave pomegranate seeds to my parrot freaked out! His poo turned bright red! I though I had killed him, until I realized that poo tends to change color depending on what gets eaten. Whew! [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    My gang definitely LOVE the seeds! I figured it would be more amusement for them to peck at the whole half like they do watermelon.
     
  5. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL happens to kids too (try purple Kool Aide) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Michigan Chickman

    Michigan Chickman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have had pomegranates a couple times rind and all and loved them. No ill effects that I can see!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd eat those pomegranates myself! They run 3-4 bucks a pop here!!!
     
  8. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:same here got some at the flea market last month that were bigger than a softball could only eat 1/2 at a time
    [​IMG] [​IMG] to the pomagranet god
     
  9. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my chickens the whole thing and they have a blast pecking the seeds out of the rind. (I usually give them the ones off the tree that have split in half, that the wild birds would get otherwise.)

    It's kinda scary though to look in the coop and see all of their faces/featheres covered with (red) pomegranate juice...
     
  10. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You have your own pomegranate tree? Ohhh, now I wish I lived in California.
     
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