What NOT to feed?

Momto3

Chirping
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Mar 1, 2011
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Ok I see all these threads of things that people are feeding their chickens. I am curious if there is something that you should NOT feed them?
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journey11

Songster
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Feb 14, 2009
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Off the top of my head....no citrus, chocolate, potato peels, nothing too salty, no sugary junk, onions, garlic...there's probably a few more.
 

Badbaby05

Chirping
9 Years
Jan 17, 2011
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I feed mine anything that we eat...even potato peelings
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(cooked before they are fed) I feed my oranges but usually only what my 2 kids don't finish of their orange. Common sense is what most of it is about. Bread is a favorite, oh Kraft Mac and Cheese is the absolute fav!! Rice, fries, meat, mashed potato, tomato soup, most things that come off our table that the dogs won't eat the chickens get
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Duramaxgirl

Songster
9 Years
Feb 12, 2010
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I agree on chocolate and sugar... but why no garlic and onions? I've fed mine onions, and I give them garlic every 2 weeks or more for an immune booster.
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ChickensAreSweet

Heavenly Grains for Hens
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Jun 8, 2010
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I agree on chocolate and sugar... but why no garlic and onions? I've fed mine onions, and I give them garlic every 2 weeks or more for an immune booster.
Thanks
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I think people are worried about making the eggs taste like onions and garlic. I don't feed those to my chickens either (or fish for the egg laying hens).
 

Duramaxgirl

Songster
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Feb 12, 2010
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Ok I guess that makes sense. In the year I've had chickens and I feed them garlic a lot! My 8 year old has said 1 egg smelled like garlic. But its never bothered me, my other family members or my customers. And it was just one egg about 6 months ago. But maybe we eat to much garlic as a family to notice it.
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