tomatoes

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 2DogsCoop, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. 2DogsCoop

    2DogsCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are tomatoes ok for chickens?
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Yep, I gave mine a bagful yesterday. [​IMG]
     
  3. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last summer my girls went through at least 80lbs. of tomatoes, they "tear them up." The one problem that you have to be careful of is that the protein % in their diet might be lowered enough to suppress egg production. Whenever I give them an excess amount of fruit or veggies I supplement with some 31% protein dry cat food.

    Please don't tell me that the cat food is bad for them, I know what the "treat chart " says about it. This is what I do and have not had any problems, this is not a recomendation for any one else to do so.
     
  4. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have read that if you want to increase the protein intake for your hens that you should give them a handful of dry cat food. I've done it. [​IMG]
    But only give them enough that they will finish quickly, or you might attract unwanted visitors wanting to get in.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it works roll with it. Their your chickens. Theirs alot of controversy on whats right & whats wrong.
     
  6. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
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    my chickens go crazy over tomatoes, they paly this game we call grab and run its so funny to watch them
     

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