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avocados a problem??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rossco1, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. rossco1

    rossco1 New Egg

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    just about to introduce chickens to my avocado orchard in aust. can anyone tell me if i have reason to be concerned about fallen fruit. thanks ross
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG] Apparently the skin and the pit of the avocado have low levels of toxicity.
     
  3. rossco1

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    thanks for your input. i dont suppose you'd have any idea whether those low levels would be of concern?
     
  4. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 avo trees in the back yard and the chickens dont really seem to bother with them...they are more interested in whats under all those leaves they shed!! i have seen a few fallen avo's with obvious chicken pecked holes and we have have no problems. i have heard about the skin and pit being toxic and whenever i give them avocado directly it is always without them. but alas i am not about to go walking through the brush under the tree to get to the hundreds of fallen ones...sadly this in not a great variety for eating... i would say let them go in the orchard, they will love all those bugs ! [​IMG]
     
  5. rossco1

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    thanks very much.nice to know there is nothing to worry about. appreciate your input. ross
     
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    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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