Feeding banana seeds to chickens

joep337February 16, 2009

Does anyone have experience with feeding banana seeds to chickens? Do they need to be crushed? What is their food value? Do chickens find them tasty?

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mersiepoo(6)

Er..um, what do you mean banana 'seeds'? Bananas don't really produce seeds. Are you talking about the musa (banana) species, or some other plant?

Now I'm curious!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 7:48PM
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mersiepoo(6)

Or do bananas produce seeds? Do you mean that droopy flower thing actually produces seeds? I didn't know that, cool...

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 7:49PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

I've never heard of feeding banana seeds to chickens. If the seeds were small enoughthey would prob eat it though lol. I imagine it would have potassium in it? Not sure what all else or if it would even be good for them.
Mostly the decorative types of bananas only produce seeds. I have read that the Musella lasiocarpa(chinese yellow banana) is used for fodder for pigs in China, but I don't know if the seeds are included.
~SJN

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 1:13PM
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joep337

Yes, some varieties of bananas have seeds (often in abundance). Some examples are Musa velutina, Musa ornata, and Musa basjoo.
I'm still looking for some answers.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2009 at 8:04AM
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