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Eggplant...can they eat/like

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Rivka, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Rivka

    Rivka Out Of The Brooder

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    My gals are getting the garden left behinds,,,stuff still hanging on in the heat that are too bitter for us...
    I have some eggplants...can they have these seeing that they are nightshades ( my gals love tomatoes)
    They also love my giant bitter cukes! My Jack Russell and RIP got into a fight to night over cuke...RIP took it right out of my dog's mouth!
     
  2. naturegirl

    naturegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, eggplant and tomato are in the nightshade family, they are not poisonous to humans. I looked on the treat chart and there is no info on eggplant. I think since it is squash-like and humans can consume it, it should be safe for chickens. I am no expert, but it seems logical. [​IMG]
     
  3. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just fed my girls eggplants last night. They enjoyed them and are fine! HTH [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My birds eat them.
     
  5. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the thread is old, but any new info on Eggplants?
     
  6. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine eat egg plant all the time... almost daily, had some every day for the past week or so with no ill effects.
    Todays treats
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  7. EncinoMan

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  8. maggie1

    maggie1 New Egg

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    eggplant doesn't shine on vitamins but it has good minerals
     

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