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Eggplant...can they eat/like

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My gals are getting the garden left behinds,,,stuff still hanging on in the heat that are too bitter for us...
I have some eggplants...can they have these seeing that they are nightshades ( my gals love tomatoes)
They also love my giant bitter cukes! My Jack Russell and RIP got into a fight to night over cuke...RIP took it right out of my dog's mouth!

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yes, eggplant and tomato are in the nightshade family, they are not poisonous to humans.  I looked on the treat chart and there is no info on eggplant.  I think since it is squash-like and humans can consume it, it should be safe for chickens.  I am no expert, but it seems logical.  hu

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post #3 of 8

I just fed my girls eggplants last night.  They enjoyed them and are fine!  HTH big_smile

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post #4 of 8

My birds eat them.

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I know the thread is old, but any new info on Eggplants?

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hatch-cam-2012


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post #6 of 8

Mine eat egg plant all the time... almost daily, had some every day for the past week or so with no ill effects.
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post #7 of 8

I wouldn't expect eggplant to harm a chicken, but knowing how little nutrition of any sort it contains, I'm not sure I'd want to fill my girl's crops with it on a regular basis.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2443/2

post #8 of 8

eggplant doesn't shine on vitamins but it has good minerals

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