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Safe to feed raw and cooked Onions to Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by emartin, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to feed raw and cooked onions to chickens?

    ~Ed
     
  2. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if it is safe but I wouldn't because it will give the eggs and meat (if they are meat birds) an off taste. The same is true for garlic and fish meal.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    My birds turn their noses up at onions.
     
  4. Rocky Top Chick

    Rocky Top Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere it was not good for chickens or dogs.
     
  5. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Onions and garlic will not harm chickens, but they can cause the eggs to taste like them. As with anything though, too much is never good.

    If you don't mind your eggs tasting like onions then by all means give it go.
     
  6. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know onions are toxic to dogs.. it kills blood cells.. i have no idea about chickens but i wouldn't trust it
     
  7. Dandy Acres

    Dandy Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens ate all of the tops off the onions in my garden. [​IMG] They are not laying yet, so hopefully no harm done.
     
  8. FluffyChick212

    FluffyChick212 New Egg

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    :) My hen raced towards the green onion stem before my rooster could! I believe it IS safe, but I will wait until she lays next morning to see if it ruins the taste!
     
  9. Ebar

    Ebar Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave mine leftover green beans and onions with a little ham in them, I guess I will have to wait and see what happens
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I give mine stuff with onions in occasionally, no one has died yet from it, I'm not sure if they eat them or not but they disappear.
     

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