Can chickens and rabbits eat onions?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HollidaySmith, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. HollidaySmith

    HollidaySmith In the Brooder

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    I was at the day old bread store today and bought the chicken farmers pack (large shopping cart full of bread for $5) but it had a lot of onion buns. Can chickens and/or rabbits eat onions? Thanks in advance for posting a reply. :eek:)
     

  2. LiLRedCV

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    If your chickens are laying and they eat onion (or garlic) it can affect the taste of their eggs - and not in a good way. What about cutting up the onion bread into cubes for use as croutons or stuffing or putting it in a food processor to make bread crumbs to bread chicken or pork chops with? Or you can freeze it for later use for these same purposes...
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

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    Onions are poisonous to chickens
     
  4. HollidaySmith

    HollidaySmith In the Brooder

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    Thanks. I'll put them in the dehydrator and use them for stuffing. Wasn't sure and they are not on the poison list or edible snack list so i wasn't sure. [​IMG]
     
  5. LucynPecker

    LucynPecker Chirping

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    Oh my! I just read about onions after I chopped up the compost of left over onion greens and root ends. It's been a few hours, what should I be looking for?
     

  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    x2. They contain thiosulphate which kills red blood cells. Note that garlic does not contain this and is fine and healthy to feed chickens.
     
  7. LucynPecker

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    Thank you. They only had a small amount between 24 of them. I'll sure not do it again. :)
     
  8. I cook the onions first and then the chickens will eat the onions ....
     

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