whole apple's for treats

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gonzo, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    I did'nt even give it a second thought when I did it! I threw 2 apples my kids did'nt finish out in the yard for the chicks to have. I did'nt think about the seeds.. are they able to digest the seeds? They get chick grit, so I'm hoping they'll be ok. They would'nt eat the apple skin. It was odd.. those apples looked like a deflated balloon! I just hope I haven't messed up! [​IMG]
     
  2. annek

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    Don't give the seeds of apples, they are poisonous. They will probably be okay with just a few but don't make it a habit.
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    I have given my birds apples with no problems. plus they eat the apples that fall off my two apple trees.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Apples are OK. Lots of seeds would not be a great idea (tiny amount of arsenic I think).
    I give mine apples, and in the summer my neighbor throws apples into my yard for the chickens.

    Imp- the wormier the better
     
  5. Gonzo

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    thanks guys! I'll make sure I remove the seeds next time! [​IMG]
     
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  6. annek

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    Quote:cyanide not arsenic
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:cyanide not arsenic

    You're so right.

    Imp- drank the kool-aid
     

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