Winter apple treast for my girls

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WayneCountyGuy, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. WayneCountyGuy

    WayneCountyGuy New Egg

    Jan 31, 2016
    Hi everyone! I have visited BYC a number of times, but decided to join because I thought folks might enjoy the following info:

    Every year when my wife made applesauce with her Vcitorio Strainer I looked at the "leavings" and thought, "There ought to be some way to use this."

    Well, this past fall I finally figured it out: I packaged up all the apple cores, and then packaged the leavings from the strainer. Put them all in one-quart zip-lock baggies and froze them. I think my wife only did three bushels this year, but I got * dozens * of little baggies full of cores and "smushed" apple stuff.

    Now, I set out a bag a day before to thaw, and then give them to my girls. My flock of six Barred Rocks gets a fresh fruit treat almost every day. They love it and I am pleased because now, nothing goes to waste.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens - bet you are a very popular guy when you bring their apple treats.
  3. WayneCountyGuy

    WayneCountyGuy New Egg

    Jan 31, 2016
    Definitely! They know what's coming. :)
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Wow that takes me back to my childhood, in the late summer my mom and her sisters would take us kids out to the apple orchards to pick several truck loads of apples and spent the rest of the month cooking and canning apples and the apple core's were saved for the horses and the chickens ya nothing should go to waste on the farm and that is probably why I have very little trash to this day ...

    Keep up the good work and I hope to see you around the trends [​IMG]
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The way to a chicken's heart is definitely through its stomach. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Do limit the number of apple cores ( the seeds are not good for us or the flock)

    Personally dumped loads in the compost and then read about the dangers of the seeds and was quite upset. But it takes a large amount to be a problem.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Welcome to BYC - great that you have joined. I hope you will enjoy being a member as much as your chickens like apples [​IMG]

  10. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!

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