anything that a chicken should NOT eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by larsalan, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. larsalan

    larsalan Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens are not the smartest of animals but they do seem to avoid some stuff I offer them. For example, they steer clear of bell peppers, hot peppers, and bright/furry caterpillars.
    I throw all sorts of stuff into their pen. Onions, noodles, potatoes, et cet.

    Today I tossed them an old tomato plant, some little white wildflowers, and some horseradish leaves. I have also been giving them all the leaves I rake up from the yard and they have devoured them too!
    But are there any wild flowers or plants to absolutely avoid?
    I have been planning of giving them some mice I hope to catch in a live trap too.
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Newwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    larsalan Out Of The Brooder

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  5. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that regular corn is ok, but is indian corn ok?
     
  6. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indian corn is just regular corn in a different color.
     
  7. larsalan

    larsalan Out Of The Brooder

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    now I read onions could cause liver failure? My chickens love onions! oh no.
     
  8. Woodschick

    Woodschick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am fairly new to chickens but the book I have states NOT to feed potato peels (the green portion is toxic) and avocados (the brown part of the seed is toxic).
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I've read not to give them tomato leaves (toxic?), but my chickens have occasionally eaten some when they've snuck into my garden and not been harmed.
     
  10. mrs b. bates farm

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    i feed my chickens some deer meat and they absoultely love it..
     

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