Thanks Aunt Millie, the chickens loved your fruitcake

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by alaskachick, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. alaskachick

    alaskachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the first Christmas for my chickens and I finally found takers for the fruitcakes [​IMG] I receive every year. The chickens ate it all gone before I even had a chance to leave the coop. Wish they could have chocolate cuz I have 4 trays of cookies, fudge, bars etc that I want gone. I do have a question here.... Can chickens eat white chocolate or is that off limits too?
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I like my chickens... I'd never feed them fruitcake! I might however use fruitcakes as steps for the chickens to get in the coop or use them to prop open the door. [​IMG]
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    alaska chick I don't thin white chocolate would be good for their teeth [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Don't give them much sugar at once, it's not really very good for them. I wouldn't dare try the chocolate, either.

    However - I happen to LOVE fruitcake and chocolate and will gladly accept any rejects. (if they're still fresh) [​IMG]
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    White chocolate is not pure chocolate at its form. good idea to monitor the intake of sweets by spreading it out in a week's time.

    Well, my hubby and dd gave the chickens stale milk chocolate candies a couple years ago and I was upset about it for 24 hours. Well, they were fine and they did have chocolate chips in the slop bucket of breads, rice and goodies and they were fine. Seasonal isn't going to hurt them but if you have a habit of feeding them chocolate, not a good idea.
     
  8. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] I haven't even SEEN a fruitcake in YEARS, now! [​IMG] And you're trying to get rid of 'em?? (I guess this comes from living in the unpopulated area's?? I'll be on the next flight to Alaska!! I definitely believe in lending a hand to BYC folks. I know a really good method of disposing of fruitcake!! [​IMG] I'd fight the chickens w/a baseball bat for my share. [​IMG]
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Too funny!

    Gads! Do people still make those things? Yuck. [​IMG] Sorry krazeepolack!
     
  10. krazeepolack

    krazeepolack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Too funny!

    Gads! Do people still make those things? Yuck. [​IMG] Sorry krazeepolack!

    I've read in the past, people even suggested using them as "boat anchors"..

    I'm getting my scuba gear ready!!
     

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