Foods to stay away from?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Feathers Acres, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of all these treats to feed my chickens, But I havent heard any to stay away from. Are there any treats that could potential harm my chickens?. Or can they pretty much eat any treats and veggies?.
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    The only thing I know for sure is raw potato peels. I read here they are toxic. Other than that I feed them anything we eat. Nothing moldy or rotten. I hope this helps.
     
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  3. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    I've heard you are supposed to avoid dry beans as well.
     
  4. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I read to stay away from citrus, too, but I don't know why. [​IMG]
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    are there any greens or cabbage that they can not eat?
     
  6. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mustard family plants are known to cause some problems with livestock and people. This family includes cabbage, kale, leaf mustard, turnips, etc.

    I really don't know what to think about this since many of these plants are often food for people and grown as forage crops for livestock. I'm sure that there are some that are less palatable and more toxic than others. But certainly, we and our animals should be getting a varied diet and not trying to live on these plants.

    http://www.vet.purdue.edu/toxic/plant34.htm

    Many, many plants can build up nitrates and become toxic. This is especially true when the plants are growing in less than ideal conditions. For example, when a field has flooded or under drought conditions or when there is excessive nitrogen in the soil.

    Steve
     

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