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Are grape skins toxic to chickens?

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I have had a couple young hens die recently and just wondered if it might have anything to do with giving them the skins after grapes are pressed?
post #2 of 8

Mine eat grapes from the grapevines and do fine. 

Could they have choked on them? I am not sure. I am sorry for your losses!

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Thank you - just trying to narrow the possibilities hmm.png
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Do you feed them any other house scraps?   

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My chickens young n old love grapes ans even pick them from the vine themselves. They also eat mixed kitchen scraps , today's treat will be the heads n shells from the prawns I cooked last night. It'll be party time for them as this is one of there fave foods.

Owned by a herd of horses, a herd of Giant pet Snails, 2 cats, 4 rabbits and some pure bred French Copper Black, Solid Blue, Splash, Wheaten, Solid Black Marans. Crested Cream Leg bars. Speckled Sussex. Lavender Araucana's. Salmon Faverolles. As well as small flock of mixed birds as well and some Muscovy Ducks.
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Owned by a herd of horses, a herd of Giant pet Snails, 2 cats, 4 rabbits and some pure bred French Copper Black, Solid Blue, Splash, Wheaten, Solid Black Marans. Crested Cream Leg bars. Speckled Sussex. Lavender Araucana's. Salmon Faverolles. As well as small flock of mixed birds as well and some Muscovy Ducks.
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post #6 of 8

Mine have eaten grapes too, and they love them! And, they also eat a variety of table scraps.  The only thing I have heard not to give any birds/chickens is Avocado because its poisons to them.  Hope you figure out what it is.  

post #7 of 8
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Thanks to all - yes, they do get other kitchen and garden scraps and seem to love them. Oooh, mine really like the shrimp heads and shells too - it has been awhile, I need to buy some :-)
post #8 of 8

mine eat grapes regularly without any problems. was there any mold on the skins? did they lay around for a couple of days or did they eat them right away?

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