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post #1 of 7
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I think I've heard that tomato leaves and plants aren't good for chickens (being nightshade plants), but are tomatoes OK to give them?

I have 7-week-old girls that looooove treats, and two babies that are still only on starter.

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post #2 of 7

The tomatoes themselves are fine and mine chickens absolutely LOVE them! smile

I would limit the tomato treats to the older chooks though. wink

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post #3 of 7

Last summer I was overloaded with both cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes and I'd always throw a few in the run for them to munch on.. It was hilarious when one would grab a cherry tomato and play keep away with it... Just make sure you take the stems off and there is no green on the tomato... smile

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post #4 of 7

I feed tomatoes to my chickens, red ones and green ones (like at the end of season, ones that didnt ripen) and they love them. just no stems/leaves.

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post #5 of 7

Mine love tomatoes.

Watch out for runny poop after they eat RIPE ones!

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post #6 of 7
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Thanks you guys - and I'm sure my girls will say thank you too!

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ---  Oscar Wilde

1 Delaware which I guess is actually a Leghorn, 1 RIR, 1 EE, 1 Australorp, 2 Barred Rocks, a teenager, and a very understanding husband.
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Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. ---  Oscar Wilde

1 Delaware which I guess is actually a Leghorn, 1 RIR, 1 EE, 1 Australorp, 2 Barred Rocks, a teenager, and a very understanding husband.
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post #7 of 7

Just fed mine some the other day for their first time and they LOVED them. How often would you recommend? Once a week, or so?

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