what can chickens eat

rotzilla

In the Brooder
12 Years
Apr 11, 2007
30
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N.W. corner of Connecticut
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
 

Bawkadoodledoo

Songster
12 Years
Jan 4, 2008
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2
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Central MA
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?
 

chickflick

Crowing
13 Years
Mar 10, 2007
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607
331
Dimondale
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.
 

Liza

Songster
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
197
12
119
Dripping Springs, Texas
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
 

rotzilla

In the Brooder
12 Years
Apr 11, 2007
30
2
34
N.W. corner of Connecticut
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.
 

Aspen47591

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
47
0
32
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!
 

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