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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

    Nov 28, 2009
    Oakland, CA
    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

    Mar 25, 2008
    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

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Mine love tomatoes.

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

    whillergee Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2009
    Oakland, CA
    Thanks you guys - and I'm sure my girls will say thank you too!
  7. kingsleycoop

    kingsleycoop Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2014
    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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