can my hens eat leftover salisbury steak with onions?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by goldeneggtees, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Hi, do you think they'd be ok with leftover salisbury steak, it has the lipton's onion soup mix, mixed in with the meat. it wasn't a hit with the family but i figured why waste it? might as well feed the hens. but if it's dangerous for them, forget it, it'll go in the garbage. [​IMG]

  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Dang...that sounds good to ME!! [​IMG] I don't know that the chickens would get any of that (but yes - they can have just about any leftover that humans typically eat). Good protein...
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    It will be high in salt content from the onion soup mix but I doubt it would be enough to be a problem. Good protein and they will love it.
  4. gdplum

    gdplum In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2010
    ....chickens will eat anything....and drink water from any puddle....dont worry....
  5. mine refuse to eat things like onions, broccoli, banana peels etc. i give them everything, and so far (knock on wood) they've managed to not eat anything bad for them.

  6. SadieSue

    SadieSue Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:I wouldn't risk it because I know how toxic onions, even food that's been cooked with onions is. Our pomeranian ended up with a $500 vet bill when he had to go to the emergency clinic after eating leftovers from a dish that had traces of onions in it. My stupid mistake. But I am very, very cautious about what our animals ingest now. It was an expensive and scary lesson.
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    They can eat it and will thank you for it. Chickens and dogs are different ~ dogs are not supposed to eat onions or raisins which are OK for chickens.
  8. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks for all the replies, they will be happy hens tomorrow! I'll only give them a little at a time.
  9. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    It's perfectly fine for them. I routinely feed table scraps--anything left over or peelings from vegetables and fruits, whatever, goes in a bucket for the birds instead of the trash. At the end of the day, the bucket goes out to the coop and the birds go nuts.

    I routinely feed onions, raisins, and garlic to dogs and cats with no ill effects. (My pets don't get commercial processed kibble or canned food)

  10. GarlicEater

    GarlicEater Songster

    Feb 23, 2011
    Gilroy, CA
    I know the biggie is chocolate. We humans can digest it, most animals can't and to them, it's poison.

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