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Can chickens eat tomatoes?

post #1 of 61
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I know the plants are poisonous, but birds eat my tomatoes all the time. They surely loved the watermelon

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post #2 of 61

Mine attack my cherry tomatoes every day when I first let them out.....And they aren't dead. lol

post #3 of 61

They LOVE tomatoes!!

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post #4 of 61

Yep. Mine eat tomatoes.

post #5 of 61
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Good, because a mockingbird made a start on one of my tomatoes, and I hate to see it go to waste...  Thank you!

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Owned by 4 dogs, 3 house cats, countless fish, and 17 hens, 3 production red hens, 5 americauna hens, and 8 black australorp, and one strange old hen that looks half and half of something, 3 buckeye roosters, soon to be 1 I think. And 4 grandchildren. And 2 beehives.. Bees have had a rough year.
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post #6 of 61

They will eat tomatoes with no problem.

They will also eat the tomato plant.


In addition they will eat the pepper plants, zukes, beans, squash, berries, and corn when it first sprouts.

If it doesn't eat chickens, chickens it eat!!

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post #7 of 61
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I have the garden 2 fences and one roof "fence" from the chickens. So they eat bugs, weeds, and chicken feed plus the treats I give them. So far flying over the privacy fence hasn't occurred. They are penned in the run a lot.

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Owned by 4 dogs, 3 house cats, countless fish, and 17 hens, 3 production red hens, 5 americauna hens, and 8 black australorp, and one strange old hen that looks half and half of something, 3 buckeye roosters, soon to be 1 I think. And 4 grandchildren. And 2 beehives.. Bees have had a rough year.
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post #8 of 61

They will eat tomatoes with no problem.

They will also eat the tomato plant.


In addition they will eat the pepper plants, zukes, beans, squash, berries, and corn when it first sprouts.

If it doesn't eat chickens, chickens it eat!!


Makes chickens kinda sound like feathered GOATS  :COOL:

post #9 of 61

The question here is:  Can chickens eat ALL the tomatoes?

The answer is yes.

But now we have a fence!  cool

post #10 of 61

I have been experimenting with two groups of 9 pullets letting them freerange my front garden since they were really little. They have learned pretty easily not to eat the plants and only to scratch for bugs etc.  There are herbs, cherry and regular tomatoes (both ripe and green) and about 20 different varieties of peppers. They haven't touched any of them even though if I pick them and cut them up for them, they will greedily eat them.  They scratch alot around the plants, eat the grass, and dust bath between the rows and under  the plants but haven't hurt them yet.  I couldn't let my older groups of chickens do this with out them snitching something lol.

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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