IS there anything you shouldn't feed chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NC29mom, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if there is anything I SHOULDN'T be feeding my chickens? (as treats) And at what age can I start feeding treats?

    ******Happy 4th****** (we celebrating with our chickens!!)
     
  2. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    salty items
    sugary items
    potatos/potato peels
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    fresh green beans. Fresh potatoe peelings...
     
  4. TiaView

    TiaView Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uh oh...why not fresh green beans?
     
  5. RockyPhoenix

    RockyPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    daffodils!
     
  6. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    onions....heard they flavor the eggs....unless that is what you like [​IMG]
     
  7. paridisefarm2009

    paridisefarm2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yea why not green beans? I gave them once the are still here
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    apricots
     
  9. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Potatos? I have a Roo that just loves mashed potatos. He is so funny looking when he gets it all in his comb.
     
  10. washingtonannie

    washingtonannie New Egg

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    Uncooked potatoes and potato peels are poisonous to chickens. However, they love them cooked. When I peel my potatoes, I pop the peels into a pot of water and boil them. When they're cool, I give the treats to my girls. It looks almost like a chicken football game when they pounce on them.

    Flower bulbs are also poisonous as are the seeds of stone fruit.
     

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