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What kinds of seeds can chickens have?

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Is there certain kind of Seeds to avoid feeding g to chickens? I know apple seeds should be given in small doses but should just be avoided.
Edited by Raquel122 - 10/4/15 at 8:32am
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 Apple seeds are perfectly fine to give them. Normally, chickens know what they can and can't eat. I know that azalea, philodendron, rhododendron, sweet pea, black nightshade, foxglove, oleander, castor bean, vetch, henbane, irises, lantana, St. john's wort, trumpets vine, morning glory, datura, clematis and honeysuckle are all plants chickens shouldn't have. So probably the seeds should be avoided as well.  

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What Bird seeds are safe to feed chickens ? thx
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I asked the same question where I got my babie from and she said don't feed but if they eat some of it it should not hurt them. I asked about the wild bird seed I feed
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I asked the same question where I got my babie from and she said don't feed but if they eat some of it it should not hurt them. I asked about the wild bird seed I feed
I read that unsalted sunflower seed are ok.
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For the most part, chickens will avoid eating things that are toxic to them.

A good rule of thumb is to provide a diet that is 90% complete feed and 10% treats and snacks. You can read more here: http://www.purinamills.com/find-answers/articles/backyard-poultry/treats-amp;-nbsp;snacks-are-they-good-for-my-hen/?section=search-result

Here's a list of things chickens shouldn't eat:

• Avocado pits and skins contain a potential toxin called persin

• Onions and garlic are not recommended, as they can give your eggs an off-flavor

• White potato peels that have green areas contain a toxin known as solanine, which can be fatal

• Undercooked or dried beans contain a toxin known as hemagglutinin

• Rhubarb contains anthraquinones, which can have a laxative effect. Rhubarb damaged by severe cold can be poisonous to chickens, due to the high concentration of oxalic acid

• Never feed moldy or rotten foods to your birds

• Very salty foods will result in excessively wet feces and may be toxic if enough is eaten

And remember to follow the 90/10 rule: 90% of the diet should be a complete feed and 10% can be treats and snacks.

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