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Would you feed your chickens Papaya seeds?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Granolamom, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    Hello, all you wonderful chicken people, and Happy New Year! I just chopped up a big, ripe, juicy Mexican Papaya for my (human) kids (yes, they do get yummy treats, too, not just the chickens...), and I'm wondering if I should give the chickens the seeds, along with peel and a bit of the fruity meat. I tasted them, and they're a bit spicy, kind of like radishes. Could it possibly hurt them...?
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2009

  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    If I'm not mistaken, papaya seeds have something in them that helps with digestion.
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I feed them to my parrot, so I think they should be fine for chickens, too. It's one of the few fruit seeds that's ok to feed to parrots.

    What a good mom you are! [​IMG]

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