Chickens and scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redstar14, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What types of scraps can i feed my chickens
     
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    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock when they see me coming with my "scrap bowl"

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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Love that picture!
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]chickens are omnivores - they will eat anything including other chickens . Some people will even put out a chicken or turkey carcus and have it picked clean. Mostly people give them veggies scraps or leftovers from dinners - try to avoid salty items,
     
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  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The list of things not to feed to chickens included raw green potato skins. I had not heard of that before.

    I wonder if you put the potato skins in the microwave for a couple of minutes would the potato skins be alright for chickens to eat?

    I think salt is a common thing to keep away from chickens.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I offer mine tater peels all the time, they're just not that interested. I've heard the green parts can be toxic but I've never worried about it. Mine don't eat onions, either, or citrus or banana peels or avocado peels. Those things just compost into the run.
     
  10. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually green potato skins that are the no-no
     

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