Safe snacks...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cariboujaguar, May 19, 2009.

  1. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the following that I would like to feed to my flock... Plz let me know if it's safe for them...

    Oatmeal (uncooked)
    Mango's
    rice crackers
    cabbage
    apples
    turnips
    califlower
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    All are OK.

    Imp
     
  3. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can eat so can they
     
  4. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is apples okay? I heard they can be dangerous, i only been a chicken owner for 2 months though, but im out of feed right now and i do have apples, so is what i heard true or are they okay?
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I heard apples are ok. The seeds are poisonous but I'm wondering how many they would have to eat to really do any harm. I know people who have free ranging chickens let them eat the apples that fall on the ground and I have thrown in whole apples.

    Just be careful on the amount of treats till you get some food because I had a hen drop dead in February. The cause: too many treats. Her liver exploded from overeating fattening, non-chicken food.
     
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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Apple is OK, Although I wouldn't feed lots of fruit to chickens. The concern about apples is that the seeds contain ???? bad. (sorry my mind is drawing a blank right now). As long as you don't feed it to them regularly it is OK. I save granny smiths from my tree and feed the 4 hens 1 apple about once per week, seeds, stem and all.

    Imp
     
  7. KungPao

    KungPao Out Of The Brooder

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    apples are our chickens favorite treat. Grapes would be a close second.
     
  8. mailmamm

    mailmamm Out Of The Brooder

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    Some fruit seeds, and apples are one I think, contain cynaid (spl). A very bad thing, however I agree just how much do they have to eat to be bad? I know I have eaten a seed or two and am here to tell you about it.....
     
  9. norcal

    norcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love grapes! I tried lettuce on them yesterday, they didn't care much for it. Though whatever the rooster picks up, the hens ALL chase him. And chaos ensues.........we all know how that works... [​IMG]
     
  10. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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