ERG are my girls going to be ok???

Plucky Pullet

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So I am new to keeping chickens, and today I gave them half an avocado (between 3 birds) mixed in with boiled egg and oats. I was not aware that avocado was poison to them. I have done some reading on it and it says that essentially the meat of the avocado is ok in small amounts for birds as long as you can be 100% sure that none of the skin from the seed is in it. I know none of the skin from the seed was in their bowl and between the 3 of them they ate 1/4 of an avocado.
Do you think they will be ok? and what should I look out for?
 

nelgkel

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I did not know this and gave my chickens an avocado with the skin on...cut in half... several days ago...

they are all still alive!
 

donrae

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My chickens clean the skins I put out all the time. We just had a post asking if anyone had ever lost a bird to toxic plants and there were lots of anecdotes if avacodo consumption without problems.
 

Plucky Pullet

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Thanks for settling my mind. One thing is for sure, they LOVED it. I'll be sure not to make a habit out of it.

I guess my girls will have to get glossy feathers some other way:D
 

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