Any chicken-scrap veggies not good?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PJCluck, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. PJCluck

    PJCluck In the Brooder

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    I get a couple of bags a week from a local church's kitchen after Wednesday night dinners. Carrot peels, lettuce and celery stumps, cabbage remains, onion remains, etc. etc. etc. Anything I should NOT be throwing to the chickens?
     
  2. Sheepy

    Sheepy In the Brooder

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    Hey there!
    All those things sound fine, but if you ever come across citrus fruits or dried, undercooked beans, you should toss those out. Also avoid avocados. And obviously, they shoulnd't have sugar or anything salty.
    I've heard that they shouldn't eat potato peels, but I feed mine some everyonce and a while, and they are a healthy, lively bunch of chickens! I don't think there's really a problem with those.
     
  3. chickstofeed

    chickstofeed In the Brooder

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    DO NOT GIVE THEM RAW PATATOE PELLS they are very bad for them
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I don't give mine onions and I avoid giving them extra salty foods, but everything else is fair game; including citrus.
     
  6. GarlicEater

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    I'd think in terms of, what would I eat? Even in a bunch of discard veggies, there are good parts, there's some scary mold etc so just don't feed 'em that part.

    Our neighbor gets stuff for his sheep just about daily, and sometimes the stuff he gets is good enough that we humans skim off the best parts. You can often ask for, and get, rottsy veggies from your local market, handy to know if you're really poor or raising chickens (or both!).

    Chocolate's not good. In fact we humans are kinda weird in that we can eat it and enjoy it.
     

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