They don't like fruit

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by coolcanoechic, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today I tried raspberries. They spit them out. They don't like fruit. The only fruit they will eat is bananas when I disguise them in some oatmeal with honey. Strange birds. The only fruit they love is tomatoes. Anyone else have fussy birds?
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Nope mine will pretty much eat anything. Can't think of anything they turn their noses up at. I have alot of hens too so maybe that's the difference.
     
  3. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps


    I'll bet the competition makes them less fussy! [​IMG]
     
  4. queenchick16

    queenchick16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love grapes
     
  5. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are picky eaters.
     
  6. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will usually go for anything. Sometimes it takes a second try, or leaving the new food with them for a while. They usually "nibble" a new food once, then seem to reject it. They're a lot like toddlers. Here are a few things that mine wouldn't eat at first, but now run to:

    bananas
    cooked potato
    mashed potato
    rice
    pears
    marigolds
    raspberries
    peas
    cabbage
    grapes
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Consider this. When my confined birds are fed a low protein ration dominated by 15% crude protien layer pellets supplemented by scratch they do not seem to have a keen interest in fruit unless very hungry. Same birds when fed a higher protein grower ration really go for fruit, especially grapes.
     
  8. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's very interesting.
    The treats they eat first are always cheese and meat. These girls get layer pellets and an ocasional handful of sctatch with some BOSS mixed in. Once a day, when I get home from work, I bring them a treat and let them out to scratch around for about an hour.
    For what it's worth, I now know they will leave my raspberry bushes alone this summer...lol [​IMG]
     
  9. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do your girls like yogurt? Try mixing some fruit chunks with yogurt. They'll go in for the yogurt, but learn to love to fruit.

    Have you tried apples? Watermelon?
     
  10. Chesca

    Chesca Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what kind of fruit they might like. I'm going to grow corn and tomatoes for the chicks this summer.
     

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