can i feed green onion tops?

the funny farm6615

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 26, 2010
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iowa
i was just wondering, can you feed chickens the tops off of the green onions? i feed them carrot and potatoe peals, and broccoli/coliflower stems and such but never feed green onion before.
 

LarryPQ

Easter Hatch!!
10 Years
Jul 17, 2009
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Yup. Mine usually ignore them for the other treats
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chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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Strasburg Ohio
The only thing is that the eggs they lay might have an oniony taste. Sometimes that's yucky. And potatoe peels can be toxic if they eat too much.....it's on a list somewhere......
 

Siler

Songster
9 Years
Jan 25, 2010
298
2
121
Central Indiana
When I first planted my onion crop last year I couldn't keep my hens out of it. They were eating the tops! I grew the patch mainly for the tops to eat and for seeds the following year. I never figured out why they would eat them if they are not that tasty to chickens. Apparently they thought they were tasty. I wondered if the green tops were natures own worm preventative.
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