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#71698 - 10/04/06 12:16 PM Acorns
Twin Oaks Farm Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 229
Loc: Louisiana
The acorns are starting to fall from my oak trees (not where the girls can freely access them) and I am wondering if it is OK to use them as a treat. If so, do I wait for them to turn brown, or give them to them green? Should I provide them as is, or break them into smaller pieces? Thanks.

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#71699 - 10/04/06 12:23 PM Re: Acorns
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 2601
Loc: Arkansas
My birds don't eat acorns. They have plenty to get to, but they've just never eaten them.

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#71700 - 10/04/06 03:06 PM Re: Acorns
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
I would not feed acorns green to anything. They contain very high levels of tanins which can be very irritant to the intestines. I lost one of my beloved horses with tanin poisoning after eating green oak leaves and acorns.The vet was not able to save her and I was powerless to ease her suffering before she died. Leave them for the squirrels.

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#71701 - 10/05/06 11:28 AM Re: Acorns
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 229
Loc: Louisiana
Thanks to you both. I will leave the acorns where they are!

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