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post #1 of 18
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I've been out of the chicken loop for too long!  I know potatoes are toxic to chickens, but what other foods are toxic?

Tricia

I have 10 EE's and a handful of others to be IDed soon. 
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Tricia

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post #2 of 18

They are?!?
No, I've never fed my girl potato, but I never knew this.
I'm going to to keep an eye on this post!
The things I'm learning.....!:o

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post #3 of 18

Hey Tricia,
Thanks for the info on the shavings.

Cedar is toxic if they eat it.


I know it's not food, but I put it here in case any other newbies come looking for what to keep away from their flock.

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post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 

Good idea - thanks!  smile

Tricia

I have 10 EE's and a handful of others to be IDed soon. 
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Tricia

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post #5 of 18

Potato is ok to feed them if they are cooked first. I feed them to my girls with no problem. I think it is the raw skins that can be bad for them. When I boil fresh eggs I always cut up a potato & boil it with the eggs. This helps them to peel better. Then I give the potato to the chickens as a treat.

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post #6 of 18

Avocado is also meant to be poisonous to them as well. I fed it to them once before I knew, and they just refused to eat more than a few pecks of it. Sensible creatures really.

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post #7 of 18

Here is a list of plants toxic to poultry from Poultry Help.com.
http://www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html

Carla
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post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 

Wow! thanks for that link.

Tricia

I have 10 EE's and a handful of others to be IDed soon. 
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Tricia

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post #9 of 18

Besides feed, what else can you throw to the chickens to eat (keeping in mind anything toxic)?

Cresty

post #10 of 18

Millie is thoroughly spoiled, she gets a mix of
laying mash
cracked corn
cocketiel mix
fresh veg ( a leaf/chunk or two of whatever I may have on hand-broccoli, lettuces, etc)
and, of course, oyster shell

In the coop: Brownie SS, Barbie BR, Coco CW, Wynona GLW, Lacey SLW, Sophia GC, Heidi GL, Myrtle PR, Cookie CM, Pee-Wee BR, Mulan RP, Rouge RP, B1 BO, and the Raptors (Beastie, Beauty, and Bubbles) EEs.
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