food's NOT to give

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cluckmecoop7, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Songster

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    Hi all,

    Can anybody make a list for me of what chickens can NOT eat? I want to be extra safe when mine grow up...

    I thought a few were:

    Potato peals
    black beans
    non cooked rice

    Thank you
     
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  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    Sweet potato peels are fine though. No raw beans.

    Alcohol
    Amaranth
    Avocado Skin, Pit
    Butter
    Chocolate
    Coffee
    Dry
    Eggplant/pepper/tomato leaves
    Fried Food
    Maggots
    Onions (oniony eggs)
    Raw chicken
    Raw Eggs
    Rhubarb
    Stone Fruit pit, apple seeds
    Tomato leaves/green fruit
    Uncooked Potato
    Uncooked rice
    Wild mushrooms

    Edited: add a list
     
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  3. Melky

    Melky Can’t wait for Spring!

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  4. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Free Ranging

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    Kinda wondering what happens if you feed them these things because I have given my birds some of the things on your list, have never noticed anything going wrong afterwords. My turkeys and meat birds ate so many green apples. I had the meat birds in chicken tractors and withheld food on the day of butchering, gizzards were packed full of apple seeds. I see my turkeys peck at apples then swallow the whole core, they swallow crab apples whole. There is an orchard right by my coop so there is a TON of apple eating in the summer, I free range my birds so can't really stop them from eating the apples. I have seen them eat broken eggs before, and I gave them a lot of frozen eggs with this weather recently, oops :oops:
     
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  5. Melky

    Melky Can’t wait for Spring!

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    Apple seeds have cianide in them when metabolized so not good to give. Frozen eggs as long as not cracked can just wash and refrigerate and will thaw and be fine. If feed chickens cracked eggs would first cook as in scramble then feed them for the protein and will kill any bacteria.
     
  6. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Crowing

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    It’s a general guide. Apple seeds are dangerous in large quantities and the green fruit meant green tomatoes I believe
     
  7. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Free Ranging

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  8. Kessel23

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    They were very cracked. How do you scramble the frozen eggs though?
     
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  9. cluckmecoop7

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    Thank you everyone!
     
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  10. Melky

    Melky Can’t wait for Spring!

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    I only do if mine are cracked. I only had one like that so far. I just wash outside of egg and crack in skillet. Just turn in nonstick pan with spatula. Don’t add anything not even oil. Voila scrambled eggs! I place in disposable cup to take out to feeder and dump in. Chickens loved the warm treat and they do not egg peck as result. Frozen egg before scrambling. It thaws in pan. Looks like normal fluffy scrambled eggs when done.

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