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Can chickens eat tomatoes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Gypsi, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know the plants are poisonous, but birds eat my tomatoes all the time. They surely loved the watermelon
     
  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine attack my cherry tomatoes every day when I first let them out.....And they aren't dead. lol
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    They LOVE tomatoes!!
     
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep. Mine eat tomatoes.
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good, because a mockingbird made a start on one of my tomatoes, and I hate to see it go to waste... Thank you!
     
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  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    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!!
     
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  7. Gypsi

    Gypsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
     
  8. RoninComputing

    RoninComputing Out Of The Brooder

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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!!

    Makes chickens kinda sound like feathered GOATS :COOL:​
     
  9. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The question here is: Can chickens eat ALL the tomatoes?

    The answer is yes.

    But now we have a fence! [​IMG]
     
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  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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