Are these safe treats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Anna_MN, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a dinner party last night and accidentally left the veggie tray out. All the vegetables are soft now and I was curious if I could feed it to my small flock. I have left over red/green/yellow bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, celery, and cherry tomatoes. Is it safe to give these to my girls? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, yeah! They will probably love it.
     
  3. RaZ

    RaZ Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very good treats for them.
     
  4. Veggies are great to give to chickens. A little common sense goes a long way. And I know you have a strong measure of it. Watch and see if any turn their nose up at any of it at first. But they usually come around to eating good food.

    Wish you the best.
     
  5. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good, they should love it.
    Let me know if you get them to eat the celery. I can't get mine to eat it for NOTHIN.
    I don't blame them... I don't like it either! [​IMG]
     
  6. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are fine. I feed mine literally anything. Was pretty morbid actually to see them go after the turkey carcass after Thanksgiving. [​IMG]
     
  7. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They ate the celery! They liked the leafy tops better than the stalks though...
     
  8. Anna_MN

    Anna_MN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh my gosh! I've seen chickens go nuts over a deer carcass before but it seems so wrong for them to enjoy their fellow species!
     
  9. RLipinski10

    RLipinski10 Out Of The Brooder

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    They all sound good. I'll put a lot of veggies in our ninja and feed it to them that way. Ours gobble up the celery right away. The chickens, and ducks especially love zucchini. I've been adding things to this list and saved this to my desktop to make it easier. This is what I found online....


    Good
    Apple (not the seeds)
    Apricot
    Artichoke
    Asparagus
    Banana (without the peel)
    Beans (well cooked only)
    Beets
    Bell Peppers
    Blackberry
    Blackcurrant
    Blood orange
    Blueberry
    Broccoli
    Brussels sprouts
    Cabbage
    Cantaloupe melon
    Carrots
    Cat food (wet and dry but only in strict moderation)
    Cauliflower
    Celery stalks
    Cereal (Cheerios, etc)
    Cheese (including cottage cheese)
    Cherry
    Chinese Cabbage
    Cooked chicken
    Corn
    Cranberry
    Cucumber
    Dried dates
    Eggplant (fruit only)
    Endive
    Fennel
    Figs (fresh)
    Fish/seafood (cooked only)
    Gooseberries
    Grape (seedless)
    Grits (cooked)
    Green Beans
    Guava
    Honeydew melon
    Hot Peppers
    Kale
    Kiwifruit
    Lettuce
    Lychee (Litchi)
    Mandarin
    Mango
    Mealworms
    Melon
    Nectarine
    Oatmeal (raw or cooked, warm good on cold days)
    Orange
    Papaya
    Parsley
    Pasta/Macaroni (cooked)
    Peach
    Pear
    Peas
    Peppers
    Pineapple
    Plum
    Pomegranate
    Popcorn (Popped, no butter, no salt)
    Potato (cooked)
    Pumpkin (raw or cooked, and seeds)
    Quince
    Radicchio
    Radish Red Beet (fresh)
    Raisins
    Raspberry
    Red Currants
    Rice (cooked only)
    Romain Lettuce
    Spinach
    Sprouts
    Squash
    Strawberry
    Sunflower seeds
    Sweet Potato
    Tangerine
    Tomatoes (raw and cooked)
    Turnips (cooked)
    Watercress
    Watermelon (served cold, good for hot days)
    Yams
    Yellow Plum
    Yogurt (plain or flavored)
    Zucchini

    Bad
    Avoid anything high is salt, sugar, and fat content.
    Alcohol
    Apple seeds
    Apricot pits
    Asparagus
    Avocado (entire plant and fruit)
    Beans - Kidney, Lima
    Beans, any dried
    Butter
    Caffeine
    Carbonated beverages
    Cherry pits
    Chocolate
    Citrus
    Cigarette tobacco
    Dried fruits (containing sulfides or sulphates)
    Egg Plant
    Gatorade
    Milk/cream in large quantities
    Mushrooms
    Nectarine pits
    Olives
    Onions (raw or cooked)
    Peach pits
    Pear pips
    Plum pits
    Potato (raw)
    Raw Peanuts
    Rhubarb
    Tobacco
    Tomato (entire plant, a little fruit okay)
    Houseplants (most are toxic, not all)
     
  10. LisaCammie

    LisaCammie Out Of The Brooder

    RLipinski10 or anyone else, why no apple seeds? A few times a week I put a peeled apple on a 12" nail in the mornings and when I get home in the evenings there is nothing but the nail left and no apple remnants to be found. I'm assuming my girls are eating the seeds.

    Also, my girls LOVE tomatoes. I cut one in half and put in a suet cage. They devour it in no time.

    Am I poisoning my girls?
     

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