Can chickens eat tomatoes?

CoyoteMagic

RIP ?-2014
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
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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
11 Years
Mar 20, 2010
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North Texas - chickens 10 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:​
 

damselfish

Crowing
13 Years
Mar 8, 2008
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Southwest Missouri
The question here is: Can chickens eat ALL the tomatoes?

The answer is yes.

But now we have a fence!
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flgardengirl

Crowing
11 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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