Kitchen scraps

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Holly A, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Holly A

    Holly A Just Hatched

    8
    3
    12
    Nov 24, 2015
    I save kitchen scraps for my girls but am wondering if anyone knows of anything I should not give them. I let them have watermelon (which they LOVE), cantalope rinds, slightly overripe tomatoes, other vegetable stuff, blueberries that the birds pecked, overripe raspberries, apple, pear, peach, etc peels (no seeds or pits), carrot peels, potato peels--that type of stuff. I read somewhere that if you're going to give them potato peels they should be blanched first. I'll put them in the compost before I do that!!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    You should avoid feeding raw potatoes, avocados, onions, chocolate, coffee, tea, and anything overly fatty/sugary (no cake or bacon cheeseburgers!) Nothing rotten or moldy. Meat and dairy should only be fed in limited amounts.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    35,766
    13,977
    676
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by