Is zuccini safe for chickens to eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flockoffour, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have abunch that are ripe in our garden right now, and I didn't know whether or not it was safe to feed to chickens?
    Thanks
     
  2. kidarcy

    kidarcy Out Of The Brooder

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    sure, i feed mine all kinds of left overs and veggies. they'd love it i'm sure
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    According to my brother-in-law Zuccini isn't safe for anyone to eat but it's not the only thing he's wrong about.
    It's easy to decide what's ok to feed chickens-if you can eat it they can eat it.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mine love it. I slice it long-ways and they devour it. We had tons of it in June and July and they ate every one I fed them.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    With the exception of avocados and a few other things...
     
  6. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

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    Flockoffour,

    I wouldn't mind buying some zucchini offn you if you have extra.
    I'm in NW Pa. if you're not too far away. This is for makin bread, not for the chicks.

    Tony
     
  7. TenOC

    TenOC Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year I make Zucchini PICKLES. Used a simple sweet pickle recipe and use zucchini in the place of cucumbers. Very good. I have also use yellow summer squash in a the same pickle recipe.
     
  8. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do that, but I live in CA
     
  9. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody, for the info. I'll try giving them a little bit to start.
     
  10. greenhorn

    greenhorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickens love zukes. They produce like crazy and the birds love 'em. Just split them in half and lay 'em so the inside of the zukes are facing upward. We don't eat zukes once they get big but the chickens love them.... We also grow golden ones that taste like summer crookneck squash and they love those also.
     

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