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Certain foods toxic to chickens??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MedinaChick2001, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. MedinaChick2001

    MedinaChick2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone at my local feed store told me that you can't give chickens tomatoes because it will kill them. Is this true?? The feed store is sometimes very informative and other times they don't know squat!!
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens ain't dead yet and they wipe out a garden full of maters every year. We even plant extra plants in different areas of the gardens because we know the chickens are going to get to them eventually.

    Matt
     
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  3. cluckmuck2010

    cluckmuck2010 New Egg

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    My chickens found my tomatoes were very tasty too. They even decided they liked the peppers as well so beware. [​IMG]
     
  4. CoupeDeVille

    CoupeDeVille Out Of The Brooder

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    Sheesh...my hens would hitchhike to the next town for a chance at a few tomatoes !! [​IMG]
     
  5. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking this is one of the "Don't Know Squat" feed stores.
     
  6. chknmama

    chknmama Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls love tomatoes too. I think the problem with tomatoes is the foliage is somewhat toxic to them but the ripe fruit is fine. My girls were eating the foliage early in the season before there was fruit. I tried to block it off to them but they always managed to get into the tomato beds anyhow. They had runny poop so i think it was upsetting to the gastro systems but they recovered fine. I would imagine they would have to eat ALOT of the plant foliage for it to be fatal to them.
     
  7. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Adora

    Adora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls would do the same, that goes for watermelon too [​IMG]
     
  9. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are the same way. They love tomato's,peppers,greenbeans, and celery. Havent tried the watermelon yet but I'm sure it will be same result.....Gone. [​IMG]
     
  10. shareverwonder

    shareverwonder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls would do the same, that goes for watermelon too [​IMG]

    My girls and my roo absolutely love watermellon and bananas. They're not too fond of tomatoes though.
     

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