Onions? Safe or not?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Elsachicken, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Elsachicken

    Elsachicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hiya,
    I cooked up potatoes carrots spinach garlic and onions (2 very small onions!) and now I read somewhere - not on BYC - that it is bad for red blood cells and not to feed them onions.
    Is this true or an outdated site? It was far down on Google and not a trusted site. So before I give the chickens a bowl I wanted to check with you guys!
     
  2. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MIne will scratch up and eat the onions out of my garden. I haven't seen any harm.
     
  3. oldrooster

    oldrooster One Crazy Nut

    From what I have seen on BYC onions are ok. But think about it, in most areas of the US there is wild onions that can grow in your yard and I have not heard of people losing birds due to eating lots of onions (wild) when it comes in thick in the spring....
     
  4. zephyricle

    zephyricle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They CAN eat onions and cousins of the onion.. but only in small quantities and not as often.
     

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