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“Can Chickens Eat Cranberries?” is a question that many people ask themselves when they contemplate what to feed their chickens. The answer: it depends on the type of cranberry, and also on the chicken. We’ll explore all your options in this article! -If you have a traditional, domesticated chicken that is fed store bought feed and eats grains in moderation, they can probably eat cranberries.

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You should try feeding them 100% dried cranberry first to see if there are any negative effects like diarrhea or vomiting. If your chickens react well to the cranberries then feel free to give them fresh berries as an occasional treat. Domesticated poultry used for egg production will not do well on too many high sugar foods. They need mostly protein and fat to maintain a healthy reproductive cycle.

This makes it very difficult for these birds to be able to digest enough carbohydrates from fruit or vegetables without experiencing problems with their immune system or energy levels. 


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