Garden scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken dust, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. chicken dust

    chicken dust Out Of The Brooder

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    I have zucchini' pumpkin , tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers in my garden. My question is when my harvest is done and I tear all the plants out and before I put the in the compost box can the chickens eat the leaves and stems. Are any of those plants hazardous to the chickens.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I always let the chickens have the run of the garden beds after harvest. No worries regardless of what was growing.
     
  3. chicken dust

    chicken dust Out Of The Brooder

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    What about the thorny cucumber leaves and stems
     
  4. UrbanFarmOC

    UrbanFarmOC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can eat all that. Mine love cucumber and squash leaves, and of course the fruit. I wouldn't worry too much. Chickens are great about knowing what they can and can't eat. I have a compost pile, where I even dump discarded avocados (poisonous to chickens), and they stay clear of it. They eat what they want, and when the compost breaks down, they eat the bugs that come! Right now they are loving helping me turn a veggie bed.
     
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    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    If they're thorny, they'll leave them alone. The best bet is not to worry.
     

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