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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickmomma30, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. chickmomma30

    chickmomma30 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Odessa MO
    Does anyone know if chicken like strawberries. I have some that i need to get rid of and if they will eat them i wil feed them to my chickens
  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    I have never given my hens the whole berry but I have given them the tops when I am making jam. This is only about 5 lbs at time and only daily. I don't want anyone to get a belly ache.
  3. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I have given the berries to my flock of chickens and ducks - I just cut them into bite sized pieces and they got nuts for them !!

    I am growing a few plants in a strawberry pot in the front yard and my crazy banty roo jumps the fence and helps himself to the plants, berries everything !!
    so I will be lucky to get one berry for myself this year

  4. farm_mom

    farm_mom Songster

    Mar 11, 2008
    Oh yeah, they love strawberries!! [​IMG]
  5. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I had extras to. I tossed them over the railing and the chickens went nuts.

    Grabing them and running, chasing each other. It was great fun for all.
  6. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    I give mine strawberrys and bananas, they love it.
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    My girls love to get strawberry tops and the squishy berries too ripe for my kids to eat!

    In fact, we covered our strawberry bed this year to make sure WE get first pick!
  8. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

    Mar 3, 2008
    Uxbridge MA
    I gave my guineas strawberry tops and mushy berries and they LOVED them.
  9. chickmomma30

    chickmomma30 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2008
    Odessa MO
    thsnk you all I will have to take pics when i give the strawberries to my birds. If they go as crazy over them as they do worms t will be fun. lol
  10. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    They love berries of any kind (when we lived in Texas, we put the run right by the mulberry trees for instant treats [​IMG]) as those types of things are what chickens would eat naturally, anyway. They also go crazy for pumpkins, tomatoes, and melons, too. They just love anything "red" especially.

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