What not to Feed Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by angie_02, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. angie_02

    angie_02 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've given my chickens fruits like bananas and cantaloupe, as well as lettuce because they really enjoy getting fresh treats. I want to continue giving them new fruits and vegetables but I'm wondering if and what foods I should avoid giving my chickens? Thanks!
     
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    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pineapples and apple seeds you can give them pineapple in moderation but too much is poisonous and apple seeds are just poisonous for the first seed
     
  3. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Avocado (well the pits and peel are supposedly the worst, but I avoid it altogether out of habit from keeping parrots). Lol.
     
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    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    Never ever give them rice they will die. Bread is okay. I like to give them bread in the winter.
     
  6. angie_02

    angie_02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everybody!
     
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    Top Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've given mine rice jasmine rice and they lived.
     
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    RoosterCogburn7 Chicken Atlas Farm NPIP 74-4231 Premium Member

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    That is lucky. That is why at weddings rice is no longer thrown, because it expands in the avian digestive system and they cannot, for lack of a better term, 'Fart' and it kills them. That is why bird seed was thrown as long ago as my wedding. I have been married to my wife 18 years this December.
     
  9. blackdog043

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    Maybe the rice was cooked, then it is ok to feed them.
     
  10. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cooked rice is ok. Uncooked rice is not ok.
     
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