???? need answers please

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Ema, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I looked on the treat chart and also searched the forum but cannot find anything relating to dates or coconut, I did find some on onions, but I would like clarification on it.

    I bought some coconut date rolls and well no one here likes them and was wondering if chickens can eat dates with coconut?

    second question is, can they consume onions?? I have 2 large pieces of vegie pizza from last nights dinner, will giving them the pizza that has some diced onions cause them any harm or fowl tasting eggs?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I would throw it out for them - the dates thingy.

    I do throw cooked onions out with food - most are not consumed - just pecked around. Have not noticed a change in egg flavor.
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Yes, they can have dates and coconut. A small amount of onion wouldn't hurt them.
  4. sben451

    sben451 Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Anniston, AL
    I have given my chickens leftover pizza, spaghetti sauce, even turkey dressing--all containing cooked onions. Never noticed any off flavors in the eggs, however these are infrequent treats--not everyday treats for the flock.
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd be more concerned about the amount of sugar in the rolls. I'd probably give them to the chickens but only one or two and freeze the rest.
  6. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    thank you for the replies....I gave it to them and they loved it. there weren't that many and we have 21 chickens so they shared, not nicely but they shared nonetheless.

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