Too many grapes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nsbchickens, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. nsbchickens

    nsbchickens Chirping

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    Is there a such thing as giving chickens too many grapes? It's reaching almost 99 degrees here in Florida and my girls absolutely love grapes.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    All things in moderation.

    What happens to you when YOU eat too many grapes?!
     
  3. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Too many grapes or raisins in dogs can cause kidney failure. Not sure about chickens. But the moderation thing sounds good.
     
  4. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

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    I have a lady that drops boxes of cull fruit and veggies off a couple times a week. We at first went crazy, dumping in piles of grapes, cantelope, lettuce, strawberry, cukes and whatever else. Everybody was fine except Hennie, a very hungry hen. She eats and eats and eats, all day long. When all this treat stuff went in, I assume she stopped eating mash and had a lack of calcium because she layed 2 eggs that had no shell. or a very thin liquid shell..... I have backed off the treats ever since. And before I give treats I put a pie plate of layers mash down for a few min first. They get excited when it is in a pie plate for some reason.
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    I had a chicken drop dead earlier this year from too many treats (that is what the report said) so I am very careful now with the amount of treats I give. They get them once a day but not a lot at one time, just enough to be a treat. Mine love grapes too, a lot, and could eat them by the bucket full I am sure [​IMG]
     

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