tomato snacks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mistylady, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tomato plants have decided to produce some fruit! Can I give some to the hens for a treat? They are totally organic grown. No pesticides and the only fertilizer is a little chicken poop! Thank you!

    ETA I'll take the seeds out of the fruit if that will make the chickens happier.
     
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  2. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always heard that tomatoes are a no-no for chickens.....but mine love'em!!! I don't give them alot of them just the tops when I cut one up.
     
  3. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Why would tomatoes be a no-no? [​IMG]

    Our chickens have been feasting on garden leftovers and picking our tomato vines clean for three generations. Is there some new health risk associated with this behavior of which I am unaware?
     
  5. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tomatos are fine for chickens they love to eat the inside of them..
     
  6. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful! Thank you everyone!
     
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    My oh so smart roo especially loves insanely yummy heirloom tomatoes [​IMG]
    JJ
     
  8. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I planted heirloom tomatoes also. They are called German Queen. One plant is huge, covered in lush green leaves and full of fruit and the other four look like big green sticks with a few leaves and some fruit!
     
  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I grow and sell heirloom tomatoes and anything unsold or bad goes to my chickens. They LOVE them!!!!!
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My chickens are tomato thieves!!! I surround my garden with a fence and then put chicken wire on top of that just to keep them out of the tomatoes!!

    It's my firm belief that a chicken is smart enough not to eat anything that is going to hurt it. The things eat styrofoam insulation and survive!
     

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