Can chickens eat tomatoes?

CoyoteMagic

RIP ?-2014
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
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only the shadow knows.....
They will eat tomatoes with no problem.

They will also eat the tomato plant.


In addition they will eat the pepper plants, zukes, beans, squash, berries, and corn when it first sprouts.

If it doesn't eat chickens, chickens it eat!!
 

Gypsi

Songster
9 Years
Mar 20, 2010
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North Texas - chickens 8 yrs
I have the garden 2 fences and one roof "fence" from the chickens. So they eat bugs, weeds, and chicken feed plus the treats I give them. So far flying over the privacy fence hasn't occurred. They are penned in the run a lot.
 

RoninComputing

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 10, 2010
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Tempe AZ
They will eat tomatoes with no problem.

They will also eat the tomato plant.


In addition they will eat the pepper plants, zukes, beans, squash, berries, and corn when it first sprouts.

If it doesn't eat chickens, chickens it eat!!

Makes chickens kinda sound like feathered GOATS :COOL:​
 

flgardengirl

Crowing
10 Years
Dec 2, 2009
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Sunny side up :)
I have been experimenting with two groups of 9 pullets letting them freerange my front garden since they were really little. They have learned pretty easily not to eat the plants and only to scratch for bugs etc. There are herbs, cherry and regular tomatoes (both ripe and green) and about 20 different varieties of peppers. They haven't touched any of them even though if I pick them and cut them up for them, they will greedily eat them. They scratch alot around the plants, eat the grass, and dust bath between the rows and under the plants but haven't hurt them yet. I couldn't let my older groups of chickens do this with out them snitching something lol.
 

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