What about Pineapple?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Smitty's Farm, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    OOOPs! It got sent twice. [​IMG]

    Does anyone feed their chickens pineapple.... in moderation? I didn't see info on Buff's Snack chart about it.

    We're making a huge fruit salad and I have all kind of scraps, but wanted to check before we gave it to them.

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2007
  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I don't think you should feed anything that is citrus-y like that. I would pick it out just to be sure.
  4. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I've given mine pineapple. They didn't really care for it the first day, but it eventually got eaten (they may have had help from the dogs).
  5. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    I tried to give my girls pineapple when I first got them. They didn't like it, nor do they like potato peelings, but LOVE avacado and oranges. Then, I discover that none of these things are overly good for them.

    edited for spelling
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  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Chicken-mama, only the avocado skin can be harmful in quantities, not the avocado meat (except that it's high in fats).
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]

    I have a medium size bowl filled with scraps of canteloupe, melon, strawberries, & pineapple. I just wanted to make sure before hubby fed it to them. Maybe I'll take the pineapple out to be sure.

    For now he's just given them the rhine of the canteloupe & melon, so they can pick the rest of the fruit off them. They are having a chicken party.

    I'll save the rest to give them another day. I don't want to give them to much at a time.

  8. rdranch

    rdranch Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    A little at a time can't hurt. They may absolutely love but not know it yet. Ours get things sometimes that they have never had before. After a little while thet figure out " Hey this is really good!!" They may not like change but once they figure out it's good watch out!!

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