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Safe table scraps?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Farias1124, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Farias1124

    Farias1124 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are some safe table scraps for a flock? Also what are dangerous scraps? Thanks!

    Brian
     
  2. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything you would eat that isn't onions or citrus.

    As far as you worrying about accidentally poisoning you chickens, as long as you present them choice they you can trust your birds to not eat things they shouldn't.

    Just don't let them gorge on one thing in high quantities that is safe to eat, but can get softened and compacted in their digestive tract. Like cooked beans.
     
  3. Farias1124

    Farias1124 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are chickens "allergic" to anything?
     
  4. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not that I've heard of but I don't see why it wouldn't be possible. Though allergies are specific to a particular animal and not an entire species.
     
  5. YNOT2K

    YNOT2K Out Of The Brooder

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    Avocados are not good for chickens. Actually, anything with acid - like citrus fruits.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not exactly true. Most fruits are high in acid and folks always say not to feed citrus, but never say not to feed apples, and they're the same acidity, give or take. My birds eat apples, and citrus for that matter.

    Chickens are omnivores, and eat a huge variety of foods happily. Pretty much anything that's healthy for you to eat is safe for your birds.
     
  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    Avocado skin and pits are no good, the flesh is perfectly fine...

    Raw potato skins (especially if they have a green color) are no good and should fully be avoided, best to cook potatoes, sweet potatoes skin and all are fine raw or cooked...

    You should make an attempt to avoid onions and garlic, but in moderation they are not harmful but might effect egg flavor, so if you cook with onions or garlic don't worry about feeding that to the chickens, just don't toss them a 5lb bag of onions...

    No chocolate...

    Raw or even medium cooked or less meats should be avoided so they don't develop a taste for blood and turn to cannibalism...

    Processed foods in small moderation only, probably best to avoid...

    And also avoid greasy foods...
     

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