banana peels

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by honeyb, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. honeyb

    honeyb Out Of The Brooder

    whats wrong with banana peels ? what are other things chicken shouldnt have?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. honeyb

    honeyb Out Of The Brooder

    these are my ? after reading that.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Most things on the "don't feed" lists are there because they aren't safe for mammals like dogs to eat. I honestly don't know what's wrong with banana peels but I don't worry since mine won't touch them anyway.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Banana Peels are just fine.

    The "treat chart" has a lot of false and misleading information in it.

    Chris
     
  6. sumi

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    Such as...?
     
  7. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From everything I have read the banana peels are fine to feed except that they might have pesticide residue on them. I only use organic bananas so pesticide would not be a problem and my birds do enjoy the peelings. I just just them up in small bits every now and then and they eat them. I would not recommend feeding them on a regular basis as its important to keep their feed balanced for their health.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Let take just this chart,

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    Here’s why:
    Raw green potato peels

    Toxic substance called Solanine.
    Anything real salty
    Can cause salt poisoning in small bodies such as chickens.
    Citrus

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    Dried or undercooked Beans
    Raw, or dry beans, contain a poison called hemaglutin which is toxic to birds.
    Avocado Skin and Pit

    Skin and pit have low levels of toxicity.
    Raw eggs
    You don’t want to introduce your chickens to the tastiness of eggs which may be waiting to be collected in the nestboxes.
    Candy, Chocolate, Sugar
    Their teeth will rot… No, it’s just bad for their systems, and chocolate can be poisonous to most pets.


    Raw Green Potato Peels has little affect to chickens, in fact potato "wast" including potatoes and peel are used in many livestock feeds. (including poultry)
    Citrus is used in livestock feeds and is quit beneficial to livestock. (including poultry)
    Raw Eggs are just fine to feed back to your chickens as long as it is broken up.

    Now for Dried or Undercooked Beans part, first the "poison" is called Hemagglutinin and is proteins that agglutinate red blood cells.

    Chris
     
  9. honeyb

    honeyb Out Of The Brooder

    thank you what about parsley?
     
  10. lilhippiemomma

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    I hope parsely isn't bad because my girls absolutely love it.
     

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