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waste pecans/shells?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hoping4better, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just cracked a couple of cups of pecans and quite a few were bad. Just curious, could I give this to my three week old chicks? or should they be fodder for the compost instead?

    What about without shells?
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Rule of thumb: Would you want to eat the pecans? I wouldn't feed my chickens anything that I wouldn't eat, except maybe sweet potaotes that were good, I just don't like the taste of Sweet potatoes.
     
  3. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, bad equals not pretty. These pecans are destined for a pie. Honestly, if I were just to sit down and crack some to eat yeah, I'd eat em. But what about the shells? Also, at this age is it ok for them to get a handful of pecan pieces?
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I sure if they eat them it will be okay. I'm not sure if a chicken will eat a pecan hull or not, but I would think they were a little young yet for the hulls if they would eat them.
     
  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    They'll eat the nuts, not the hulls though. I feed it to mine on ocassion as well. They LOVE them!
     

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