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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by broncbuster07, Aug 10, 2007.
I just read in DG that avocados are poisonous to birds. Does anyone have any evidence of this?
I have heard that too! I know my parents Blue and Gold macaw can not have avocados.
Well, I've fed my chickens avocados (peels mostly) in the past with no problems. I wonder if it's just parrots and tropical birds.
Found this when I did a search on it.
Found this it have more information may or may not effect chickens but still good to know.
Hmm... that's interesting... wonder if the chickens know what is good and what is not good for them. Mine eat everything... and even nibble on the tomato leaves outside?
I think I've given mine everything on that list at one time or another, and it's never been a problem. Maybe it is just tropical birds.
Here is something from poultryhelp.com on toxic plants.
I put "avacados poison to birds" in as a google search and found tons of articles. I used to breed cockatiels and parakeets and subscribed to several big bird magazines and there would be an article every month about the dangers of avacados to birds. If this applies to chickens too I don't know but I have known people who ahve lost birds because of avacado so I just wouldn't risk it.
Parrot person here too.
All parrot people know about Avacadoes, it seems.
I gave up on my birds knowing what was best for them when I caught them all eating a block of Styrofoam pellets.
That said, for the most part I don't overly police what they do / don't eat, but that's interesting about the avocados.