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Feeding garden plants to chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by simondsrach, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. simondsrach

    simondsrach Hatching

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    My garden is spent but there is still a lot of vegetation that's green... watermelon plants green bean plants zucchini and tomatoe. Are these plants OK to rip up and throw to the girls
     

  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    Those are all fine. They will enjoy them!
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    If your directly ripping the plant from the ground there will be tomato plant leaves which are poisonous if consumed by a chicken
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    this is correct, sorry I misread and thought it just meant the fruits/vegetables.
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

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    Its fine usually they don't eat it but rather be safe right.[​IMG]
     
  6. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    agreed
     
  7. simondsrach

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    Thanks guys ... I avoided the tomatoes and they enjoyed the leaves from the redt
     

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