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Chickens and tomatoes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nanblues, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Nanblues

    Nanblues In the Brooder

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    I see chickens love tomatoes.... how the whole plant? Can they eat this too??
     

  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

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    no the rest of it can kill them
     
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:X-2 the leaves and rest of plant should be avoided and is listed as toxic to chickens.
     
  4. cottagechick

    cottagechick Songster

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    I think that the leaves and stems are toxic to humans also, aren't they?
     
  5. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chirping

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    My chicks have been eating them with no problem, the leaves that is.
     
  6. chick4chix

    chick4chix Songster

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    My chickens love tomatoes and all the tomato leaves- they have never gotten sick and are as healthy as can be - no problems.
     
  7. ryan820

    ryan820 Songster

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    Same here...no I'll effects seen from my flock having eaten the leaves.
     

  8. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    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.
     
  9. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

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    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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