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toxic foods

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tricia, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been out of the chicken loop for too long! I know potatoes are toxic to chickens, but what other foods are toxic?
     
  2. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    They are?!?
    No, I've never fed my girl potato, but I never knew this.
    I'm going to to keep an eye on this post!
    The things I'm learning.....!:eek:
     
  3. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Hey Tricia,
    Thanks for the info on the shavings.
    Cedar is toxic if they eat it.

    I know it's not food, but I put it here in case any other newbies come looking for what to keep away from their flock.​
     
  4. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea - thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. beckt

    beckt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Potato is ok to feed them if they are cooked first. I feed them to my girls with no problem. I think it is the raw skins that can be bad for them. When I boil fresh eggs I always cut up a potato & boil it with the eggs. This helps them to peel better. Then I give the potato to the chickens as a treat.
     
  6. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Avocado is also meant to be poisonous to them as well. I fed it to them once before I knew, and they just refused to eat more than a few pecks of it. Sensible creatures really.
     
  7. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  8. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! thanks for that link.
     
  9. cresty

    cresty Out Of The Brooder

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    Besides feed, what else can you throw to the chickens to eat (keeping in mind anything toxic)?

    Cresty
     
  10. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    Millie is thoroughly spoiled, she gets a mix of
    laying mash
    cracked corn
    cocketiel mix
    fresh veg ( a leaf/chunk or two of whatever I may have on hand-broccoli, lettuces, etc)
    and, of course, oyster shell
     

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