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Are tomatoes OK?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by whillergee, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. whillergee

    whillergee Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I've heard that tomato leaves and plants aren't good for chickens (being nightshade plants), but are tomatoes OK to give them?

    I have 7-week-old girls that looooove treats, and two babies that are still only on starter.
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The tomatoes themselves are fine and mine chickens absolutely LOVE them! [​IMG]

    I would limit the tomato treats to the older chooks though. [​IMG]
     
  3. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last summer I was overloaded with both cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes and I'd always throw a few in the run for them to munch on.. It was hilarious when one would grab a cherry tomato and play keep away with it... Just make sure you take the stems off and there is no green on the tomato... [​IMG]

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  4. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feed tomatoes to my chickens, red ones and green ones (like at the end of season, ones that didnt ripen) and they love them. just no stems/leaves.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mine love tomatoes.

    Watch out for runny poop after they eat RIPE ones!
     
  6. whillergee

    whillergee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks you guys - and I'm sure my girls will say thank you too!
     
  7. kingsleycoop

    kingsleycoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Just fed mine some the other day for their first time and they LOVED them. How often would you recommend? Once a week, or so?
     

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