Chickens and tomatoes

Nanblues

In the Brooder
8 Years
Aug 9, 2011
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I see chickens love tomatoes.... how the whole plant? Can they eat this too??
 

chick4chix

Songster
10 Years
Jun 4, 2009
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25
181
So Cal
My chickens love tomatoes and all the tomato leaves- they have never gotten sick and are as healthy as can be - no problems.
 

southerndesert

B & M Chicken Ranch
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
1,352
20
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Morristown, AZ
I would be very careful allowing them to continue just because you have not yet seen any ill effects from them eating tomato leaves and plant parts and perhaps do some online research regarding the tomato plant and the toxins involved and the issues that can occur with your chickens as a result.
 

Chickenaddict

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
3,691
50
223
East Bethel MN
I give mine tomatoes in moderation, the leaves and stems I believe are toxic.... Found it on this site......
http://www.busybirds.net/Toxic.html

Says it is known to cause problems in animals and also Major toxicity: Ingestions of these plants, especially in large amounts, are expected to cause serious effects to major body organs such as the liver, heart or kidneys.
 

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