what can chickens eat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rotzilla, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. rotzilla

    rotzilla In the Brooder

    can chickens eat the peels of grapefruits and oranges? just wondering.

    are apple seeds toxic to birds. sorry if im wrong but thats just what i herd.

    thanks
    rotzilla
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
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    i've read that yqou shouldn't give citrus to chickens for this matter and whatnot but don't do it


    5 apples worth of apple seeds might make a bird sick but not dead I believe 100 grams of apple seed contain enough Cyanide to kill a bird. Where would you get 100 grams of the stuff?
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

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    My chickens love oranges....they don't eat the peels. They love most fruits...and lay eggs regularly. I'm saying that cuz someone will come on and say...don't feed them fruit cuz they will stop laying. My chickies eat lots of fruit, especially in the summer. Haven't tried grape fruit, tho.
     
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  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out the Chicken Treats chart from the Learning Center.

    Dawn
     
  5. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

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    nice to see another zilla [​IMG]
     
  6. Liza

    Liza Songster

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    Hello,

    I have read the "treat Chart" but at what age can I start giving my girls these treats?

    I have two Barred Rocks and two New Hampshire Reds all at three weeks of age.

    Thanks,
    Liza
     
  7. rotzilla

    rotzilla In the Brooder

    we started with soft treats at first. bananas, plain yogurt and such. we can't remember exactly when we started giving them treats, but they were little. it's alot like little kids, you can't remember all the details.
     
  8. Aspen47591

    Aspen47591 In the Brooder

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    I am glad for the link to the treat chart--that was most helpful.

    I can't wait to get them some crickets, it should be funny to watch!
     
  9. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

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    My chickies love oranges. and they go nuts over blueberries.
     
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

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    Quote:Ditto
     

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