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The Reasons NOT to feed chickens green tomatoe plants or Dried Beans

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I am always ask what to not feed chickens and even our Dogs and cats
here are my reasoning points

The reason for not letting chickens eat any kind of bean ie: soy beans etc
id from your own list of things good and bad for chickens
(1 Raw green potato peels

Toxic substance called Solanine
(2 Dried or undercooked Beans Raw, or dry beans, contain a poison called hemaglutin which is toxic to birds.

Some of my own info
(3 Contains a toxin, solanine, which is only found in green tubers and green potato skins.
So avoid feeding green tomatoe plants an green potatoe plants and green potatoe skins raw

(4 Chickens also should not be fed rice dry. It will blow up when in moisture and cause a gut problem in chickens
So always cook it before feeding chickens rice

(5 Tomatoes/Tomato Plants
Also are very harmful to Dogs and cats and cause them to:

(A Green Tomatoe plants Contains toxins (atrppine & solanine)  known to cause dilated pupils, tremors and irregular heartbeat. The leaves and stems of tomato plants are the most toxic. Do nt feed them  unripe .
From

Nova Scotia Pugs - Bad Foods List  Especially bad bones are turkey and chicken legs, ham, pork chop and veal. .... toxins such as Penicillium mold toxins or tremorgenic mycotoxins. .... Tomatoes and Tomato Plants: These contain atropine which can cause ... and stems of tomato plants, next is the unripe (green) tomatoes and then the ripe tomato. ...

(6 Potatoe plants also contain this toxin and are harmful to chickens, cats and Dogs
Most dogs and cats will avoid eating them but if a dog or cat is foraging and thrown out to fend for its self out of necessity will eat things not good for them. As well as chickens

Most things we humans eat will not harm chickens but generally we try and not feed them any thing that is known to harm them from bad toxins.

( Here is a good site to keep handy. This fellow is very knowledgable and raises chickens ad many kinds of fowl

Toxic Plants and Their Effects - Poultryhelp.com - Rocking T Ranch ... ... Raising pure bred chickens, bantams, guinea fowl and quail in Central Texas. ... stems, seeds; nervous system affected by plant toxins. ..... GREEN DRAGON (Arisaema dracontium); entire plant; gastrointestinal tract .... Lycospersicon esculentum (TOMATO); vines, suckers; gastrointestinal tract ...
www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html - 134k -

So keep chickens happy and healthy and you will be healthy and happy chicken lover.


Edited by Glenda L Heywood - 4/21/09 at 12:45pm
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post #2 of 34

Good post thumbsup

Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster). The BA/EE hen hatched out 6 chicks September 4/5, 5 are hers and the other is half CM, 1 Brown Leghorn pullet and 3 roosters ( I'm looking to give the roosters away so if you are interested let me know) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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Please help with Egg Color Chart!

The Flock : 1 BA/EE hen, and Red (EE Rooster). The BA/EE hen hatched out 6 chicks September 4/5, 5 are hers and the other is half CM, 1 Brown Leghorn pullet and 3 roosters ( I'm looking to give the roosters away so if you are interested let me know) and a mixed breed bantam hen

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post #3 of 34

Yes, thank you for the information!!

post #4 of 34

So feeding them ripe tomatoes is bad?

Flock of about 20 mixed hens. 3 Lavender Orpington roosters, Bantam Sicilian Buttercups and Iowa Blues.

 

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Flock of about 20 mixed hens. 3 Lavender Orpington roosters, Bantam Sicilian Buttercups and Iowa Blues.

 

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post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by Tiramisu 

So feeding them ripe tomatoes is bad?


i always gave my birds ripe tomatos.. hide

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post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by redhen 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tiramisu 

So feeding them ripe tomatoes is bad?


i always gave my birds ripe tomatos.. hide


LOL me too o_o they never seemed to have problems.

Flock of about 20 mixed hens. 3 Lavender Orpington roosters, Bantam Sicilian Buttercups and Iowa Blues.

 

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Flock of about 20 mixed hens. 3 Lavender Orpington roosters, Bantam Sicilian Buttercups and Iowa Blues.

 

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post #7 of 34

MIne always have ripe tomatoes too.  And people can eat green tomatoes, I thought only the stems, leaves, and roots were poisonous.  ????? idunno

Starting over with a flock of mixed layers and my lovely fluffy butts- black cochins.
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Starting over with a flock of mixed layers and my lovely fluffy butts- black cochins.
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post #8 of 34

I have fed mine rough rice since I got chickens 10 years ago.  No problems here.

post #9 of 34

Just a thought, but I wonder if some of the things listed online (here and/or out there) are 'suggestions' (or beliefs) like eating "organic" is healthier...or...eating "local" is healthier, where some people HAVE TO eat organic, and others don't bother to wash their store bought apple that feels 'greezy'...some folks (I'm sure like animals) have hardy gutts that can stomach some of the wild stuff, where another person will break out in hives if they touch a spec of gluten? ???

I would love a  simple list (no reasons listed) just a plain old list that says "here are things Chickens LOVE approved by all" and "here are chicken no-nos that will kill any and all chickens"

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post #10 of 34
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I think that when you all have been chicken raisers for a decade you will find they are going to be okay
when they free range they generally know what to eat and not eat
Now when chickens are penned up then you need to NOT THROW any plant that is listed here into the pen
I always planted in my garden Swiss chard
several colors and as cut off above the bottom of the plant it grew back and made more good dark greens for chickens

I never had any trouble with the garden stuff as I knew that tomatoe vines and potatoe vines are bad for chickens

So try not to worry about what is good and what is bad

Glenda L Heywood Brookings SD
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