Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): What can you do with too many papayas? Chicken feed!

What can you do with too many papayas? Chicken feed!

What can you do with too many papayas?  Chicken feed!

We got some seeds from a Panamanian papaya, and it grows these huge fruits that are really too big to eat even if you try all week.  Since we have an abundance of papayas right now, we can't possibly keep up, so guess what... the lucky chickens are eating very well these days.

panama papayas growing in Haiku Maui HI

The summer time weather has been great and the papayas are cranking here in Haiku Maui.  We give lots away too, but I know the chickens really love them, so why not make their day?

chickens eating papaya in Haiku Maui HI

You too could be raising chickens and papayas on the north shore of Maui.  

Find a home here in Haiku where the living is easy.  Or buy some land in Haiku Maui and build your own farm.  Let me be your guide... it's easier than you think.

Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753

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Comment balloon 13 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • August 13 2014 09:55PM

Comments

Chickens and papayas and equally rewarding!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 4 years ago

I wanna raise chickens and grow papaya in Hawaii Georgie, that sounds like paradise!

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 4 years ago

I say go for it, Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366 

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 4 years ago

Georgie, I had no idea that chicken love Papayas....just as I had no idea that Squirrel love oranges:)), Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 4 years ago

Hello Georgie, those are huge Papayas.... :) :)

Yeah,much better to feed it to chicken and cook the chicken! haha

Posted by Christopher Lotte, Central Ohio Realtor, 614-390-9243 (Key Realty) about 4 years ago

Georgie, I hope you fared okay with the double-header hurricane. I don't think I've ever seen a papaya that large. Those chickens are having a fantastic summer, aren't they?

Posted by Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor (RISMedia) about 4 years ago

Thanks for all the comments about the papayas! Only 1 papaya blew off a tree in our yard.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 4 years ago

WOW Georgie! Those really are huge papayas! I would imagine with your climate you'd have more fruit than you could eat. Glad the chickens got a treat!

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) about 4 years ago

Georgie, I loved this! I hate seeing food wasted and what the heck, why NOT give those little critters a gourmet dessert? It's really good for their digestion, too !

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 4 years ago

Hi Georgie,

This is a good choice to give it to your chickens instead of just throwing them away or letting them rot on the tree.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) about 4 years ago

Georgie, those papaya's are huge...I get why there is plenty left over for your feathered friends.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 4 years ago

Yes, living in a tropical paradise can be an advantage for chickens as well!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 4 years ago

I would love to have my own papaya tree and mango tree. Maybe a couple of orange trees, pineapple bushes, grapefruit.....hmm, I need to move to somewhere tropical!

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) about 4 years ago

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