can i feed green onion tops?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by the funny farm6615, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. the funny farm6615

    the funny farm6615 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! I feed mine them all the time!!
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yup. Mine usually ignore them for the other treats [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    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......
     
  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
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    Quote:Green potato peels only. Mine eat potato peelings all the time!
     
  6. Siler

    Siler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     

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