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Chickens and avocado

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fruitsalad8, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. fruitsalad8

    fruitsalad8 Hatching

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    I have heard that chickens can't eat avocado. We let our four chickens rummage in the compost pile every couple days which has some avocado in it. Should we stop putting avocado in our compost? Is it just the flesh they can't eat, or the pit and peel?
     

  2. chfite

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  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Songster

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    From the manual: "leaves are the most toxic part." And that chickens are more resistant than caged birds.

    I think you're safe putting avocado scraps in there as long as they have plenty of other things to peck at. Mine love to eat the very ripe flesh and leave the skin and pit alone. Guess it depends on your management style.
     
  4. fruitsalad8

    fruitsalad8 Hatching

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    Alright. Thanks!
     

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