trying to do the right thing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ian Daft, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Ian Daft

    Ian Daft Hatching

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    Hi.
    I am feeding my hens with cut up veg`s 2 a day, but i am worried about giving them green apples,
    Is it ok to feed them with this
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do you feed them a complete poultry feed? You may want to limit treats to much less than 2xs a day. Apples are fine.
     
  3. Ian Daft

    Ian Daft Hatching

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    Thank you for your reply,
    this is what i do, as i cut up all the veg`s that i have and put it in a containers to last 6 days
     

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC.

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  5. camocutey

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    Apples are fine but not the seeds.
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    How many birds are you feeding this to twice a day?
    And how much (think cup measurements) are you feeding to them?
     
  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Apple seeds will do no harm. They would have to eat a huge pile of apple seeds to be harmed. I share kiki's concern that they may be getting too much of a good thing (the fruit and veggie salad) to the detriment of not eating enough of their balanced feed. Are they laying? If so, what is the egg quality? What is their feather quality? Also, be sure to wash those fruits/veggies well. They have pesticides on them. Do they have access to your lawn? In that case, I'd save those veggies for my own salad, and let the chooks graze on an untreated lawn and it's many insects.
     
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  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    The right thing is a balanced feed and clean water. It is that easy and inexpensive. Fridge culls and kitchen scraps are always a good thing to give the birds. It's not wasted and works as a treat. Going out of way to give veggies to omnivores depletes their balanced nutritional daily value at more cost to you.
     

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