rancid nuts OK?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by snowflake, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some soon to be outdated almonds, they are rancid, is it OK ti feed to chickens? Don't want to make them sick, but would like to put nut to some use.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, no......no rancid food for the chickens......I wouldn't risk it.
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I would never feed rancid oil or fat to chickens. It's bad for them. Just put them in the compost pile and use that great compost to feed your garden. They'll be adding minerals to your soil, along with other things, so your garden plants will be healthier and your food will be more nutritious.
     
  4. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks DH said no to don't think I can put them in compost cause chickens get in there, will through them out
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Rancid nuts I have heard are VERY toxic.

    I keep my nuts in the freezer with great success now. Hardly ever have to toss them now.
     

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