Vegetable plants

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by VickiSharp67, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. VickiSharp67

    VickiSharp67 In the Brooder

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    Hi
    I am new to backyard chickens. I have some cucumber and cabbage (both green and purple) that never produced veggies, can I give these plants to my chickens? What about red, green or yellow peppers?
    I already found that potatoes and tomatoes are poison so those are going to the compost pit..
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    Throw them in the compost pile too, except for the cabbages, those I would toss to the birds.
     
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  3. Steven Bussell

    Steven Bussell Songster

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    I have feed tons of tomato to both chickens and ducks...
    I haven't seen anything about not feeding tomatoes
     
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  4. Oz chic

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    Tomato plants are poisonous to chickens, but not the tomatoes themselves
     
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  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I had my flock break into my garden... full of tomato plants... they ate them all like locusts, only sticks were left... and those chickens were happy and healthy .

    Me... I was sad....

    :idunno

    Personally.... I would give it all to the chickens.
     
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  6. Noi

    Noi Chirping

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    Personally, I'd give everything to the chickens, and trust that they know what not to eat.
    (Today I had potato peels, sweet potato peels, and other vegis which I threw in the run. They ate the vegis and left the peels. Your mileage may vary but I tend to trust animals!)
     

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