Just feed my hens avocado

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ashedd, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ashedd

    ashedd In the Brooder

    Nov 3, 2010
    I got home from dinner and my neighbor(very annoying lady) is all proud to tell me that she fed my chickens avocado. Best I can tell, she feed all three of my grown hens 1 avocado. They are all roosting/in bed for the night. Should I expect 3 dead birds anytime soon? I wish that lady would stay the hell out of my yard.

  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    That is frustrating. At least she is trying to be nice and be helpful and not intentionally attacking your chickens like some neighbors. I have never fed had a chicken that ate avocado so I have no good advice but I would just watch them tomorrow.

    I hope they are ok. Let us know if they are ok in the morning.
  3. ashedd

    ashedd In the Brooder

    Nov 3, 2010
    Alive and well as of about noon today.
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I know the pit is supposed to be poisonous but I suspect the fruit is not. I'll bet a lot of people have given their chickens leftover Taco Bell with guacamole, not having heard that it might be a problem.

    Not that that makes it OK for your neighbor to feed your chickens....

  5. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Songster

    I eat tons of avacodo's and throw the leavings in my compost pile where the flock picks through,.. most don't care for the avocado,.. but some eat the flesh left on the skin and so far no one has been the worse,..
  6. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady 7 Years

    Apr 7, 2011
    Western NY
    My Coop
    I have been doing a lot of research on this, since avocado can be very fatal for parrots (some species seem to have a worse reaction than others) and it seems that the most toxic areas for a chicken are the thin casing around the seed, the seed itself and to a lesser extent, the peels. It's probably a good idea to avoid avocado in the future, but if your chickens haven't shown any signs of distress from the one they ate yesterday, by now, they should be okay! [​IMG]
  7. ashedd

    ashedd In the Brooder

    Nov 3, 2010
    My gut feeling is that they will be ok. I am having more problems with the new Egyptian chicks in the basement with pasty butt.
    Now I just need my very motherly/broody buff to adopt these three chicks.

    Thanks for the help.

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