Feeding tomatoes?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by allisojo, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. allisojo

    allisojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can chickens eat tomatoes? I searched and saw that the leaves are bad, and I think someone posted that seeds don't digest well. Are tomatoes OK to feed as snacks/treats? Is the skin hard to digest for chickens? I have a bunch of cherry tomatoes that are extremely ripe and ready to be eaten. Thought I'd give them to the ladies, but thought they might be toxic. Thoughts? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I feed mine ripe tomatoes. I grow them in the summer, and if i see a tomato with a worm hole, etc. it goes to the chickens. They LOVE them.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Yes this works very well, they love tomatoes in moderation. Just no greens from the plants.

    AL
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You don't have to "feed" them tomatoes. They will steal them off the vines themselves!!!

    I am a firm believe that chickens won't eat anything that is going to kill them. Heck they eat styrofoam and keep on laying!!
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Tomatos, lettuce, spinish, squash and pumpkin seeds, cukes, corn on the cob, they love garden extras [​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:[​IMG] The only one going to hurt by feeding tomatoes is YOU! as they knock you down to take them from you.
     
  7. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Tomatoes as treats are one of my birds favorites. [​IMG] Just like anything else all things in moderation. Mine will attack me for them when they see them in my hands.
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    NO !!!! you should not feed them tomatoes..let them pick them for themselves.. who writes that stuff that you guys read, anyhow??

    and the next question why do you believe it??
     
  9. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My birds love tomatos and I have found that they're really a great snack in the summer when the heat is really getting to them. Tomatos have a lot of moisture in them and on hot days, that's the best kind of snack. [​IMG]
     

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