Pulp from Juicer. Is it ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Foghorn, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Foghorn

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    I juice up apple, cucumber, carrot, lemon, lime, melon and tomato. Would the pulp that the juicer kicks back be ok for my pullets at 6 weeks old? It seems a shame to throw this stuff out if it could be enjoyed by them once in a while.
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Seems like a great idea, as long as the pulp doesn't contain anything they shouldn't eat.
    Good question, foghorn!
    I'd like to hear an answer to this too. [​IMG]
     
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    I don't know about the citrus, but I'm assuming the other stuff would be fine. We feed that stuff to them anyway... I wonder if it being pulp would make a difference?
     
  4. 65browneyes

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    I'd never heard anything about not giving chickens citrus before. I give my girls orange slices periodically, and they thoroughly enjoy them. It's been a year now, and I haven't noticed anything I can directly attribute to orange. Anybody have more details about this?
     
  5. lively Bee's

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    We give all of the fruit and veggie scapes even out of the jucier and the take it no problem.

    We feed a lot of extra veggie to them any thing the can pick up at the fruit stand for free that they a getting rid of we pick it up and feed it along with the 20% chick feed we keep out for them all the time.
     
  6. huntnfool67

    huntnfool67 Hatching

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    ;)The chickens can eat the citris but it will cause hens to lay off laying eggs.
     
  7. 65browneyes

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    Thanks for the info!!
     

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