Are fruits and vegetables ok to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by karhpern, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. karhpern

    karhpern New Egg

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    In the evenings when I spend time with my new little flock of babies and single rooster, we bring treats for them. Are there any fruits or vegetable that I should NOT be giving them? So far they really like just about anything I give them... but they especially love grapes!! Just wanted to make sure I'm not giving them something they should NOT be eating.

    Thanks!!
    Colleen
     
  2. blacktailsmom

    blacktailsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that apple cores are bad. It's the seeds. Just a note, they LOVE tomatoes. An tomato leaves.
     
  3. karhpern

    karhpern New Egg

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    ooo I have not tried tomatoes yet, I will have to try that tomorrow!

    Thank you =)
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomatoes are fine but not the leaves.
     
  5. wvdragon1

    wvdragon1 New Egg

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    ok im so new too byc and raising then my oldest birds are a month old and looking great . but i do have a few question about treats my xwife has a plum tree wanted to know if they can have the and my friend up the road has charry trees just trying to get a feel for treats for them
    thanks
     
  6. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Here is a list from www.grit.com:

    Common Foods and Plants Toxic to Chickens

    • raw potatoes and peels
    • avocado
    • citrus fruits
    • rhubarb leaves
    • chocolate/caffeine
    • apple seeds
    • onions
    • garlic
    • mushrooms
    • alcohol
    • potato, eggplant, and tomato plants/leaves
    • salt
    • mistletoe or holly berries
    • raw beans
    • nutmeg
    • sweet pea plant
    • tobacco
    • stone fruit pits
    • asparagus
     
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  7. wvdragon1

    wvdragon1 New Egg

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    lol from grit.com as i sit here readying one of there mag. thank you buff
    i just seem to be over researching things that's why i turned to byc
     
  8. karhpern

    karhpern New Egg

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    Thank you so much for the info! This helps so much. [​IMG]
     
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Many people will chime in and say their chickens eat stuff on that chart and it didn't hurt them. But whatever you do, NEVER EVER let any bird eat chocolate. Not that anyone in their right mind would have any left over! ;)
     

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