walnuts and chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dusty48, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. dusty48

    dusty48 New Egg

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    I just read about acorns and chickens. that's great to know. my chickens will not eat anything thats not good for them
    I was wondering about walnuts.
    are the husks and nuts harmful to chickens?
    I have many trees close to my chicken house, but none have ever made there way down to their pen.
    any information will be helpful
    bonnie
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have fed walnuts to chickens just fine, but only shelled ones.

    I don't know about being around the husks/trees, sorry!
     
  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tons in my yard and many fall in the driveway and get ran over. They scurry out to the drive to pick up the pieces of acorns and walnuts. High protein, great oil, freeeeeeeeee. Can't be beat.
     
  4. Martha80

    Martha80 Out Of The Brooder

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    How about Black Walnuts?
     
  5. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:mine are black walnuts. they eat whatever they find. they are still alive and kickin. i figure they know more than me.
     

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