Quick Question!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cpwhip, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am ripping out my vegi plants and I am wondering if I can feed the
    plants to my chickens they are green bean,tomato and some cucumber plant leaves?
    Thanks!
     
  2. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    It is my understanding that tomato plants are poisonous.
     
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  3. ThomsonCentennialFarm

    ThomsonCentennialFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite no on the tomato plants, they are from the nightshade family and will poison your chickens.

    Not sure about cucumber plants, but my guess is that green bean plants would be okay since they are a legume.
     
  4. ryan820

    ryan820 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine eat the tomato plants to no ill effect.
     
  5. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eek! thats why I asked first! thank you both very much:)
    I'd rather be safe then sorry so I will avoid the tomato plants.
     
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  6. momofmany10

    momofmany10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere that the tomatoe plants are deadly to the chickens. But I just moved and have a huge
    oleander bush that shades my chicken run. Does anyone know if they are poisonous to the hens?
     
  7. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the tomato is ok but not the plant?
     
  8. ThomsonCentennialFarm

    ThomsonCentennialFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomatoes are just fine. [​IMG]
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can testify that they can eat the bean plants. Mine ate the plants to the ground & I got no beans this year I wanted to cut their heads off.
     
  10. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these are my 1st chickens so I'm playing it safe, I gave them some really super ripe tomatoes
    and some xxl cucumbers they love the seeds but I am tossing the plant material into the compost heap.
    I did spead some sugar free peanut butter on a chuck of watermelon and they went crazy over it.
     

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