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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by honeyb, Sep 15, 2012.
whats wrong with banana peels ? what are other things chicken shouldnt have?
Here's a list of things you can feed them and if you scroll down past all the lovely chicken pics there is a list of things you can't feed them and some links. Go have a look, it's very interesting to read.
these are my ? after reading that.
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.
Banana Peels are just fine.
The "treat chart" has a lot of false and misleading information in it.
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.
Let take just this chart,
Raw green potato peels
Toxic substance called Solanine.
Anything real salty Can cause salt poisoning in small bodies such as chickens.
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.
thank you what about parsley?
I hope parsely isn't bad because my girls absolutely love it.