what not to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by js8cop, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. js8cop

    js8cop New Egg

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    is their anything that i should diffently not feed my hens. like from table scraps or the house hold.

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  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not exactly sure but no uncooked potato peels or garlic there's a link somewhere here with a treat lists.
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed fresh raw garlic to my chickens all the time and everybody loves it and nobodys died [​IMG]
     
  5. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol garlic i've read is not poison but can make eggs taste funny.
     
  6. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Chicks! :

    Link to treats chart: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart

    There's
    some "no-nos" at the bottom.

    At the bottom of that list is a second list of things to avoid.

    Garlic is safe for chickens to eat, but some people avoid it because it can affect the flavor of the eggs. I feed fresh raw garlic for 2 weeks twice a year because it naturally helps to kill bacteria, yeast, and parasites in the digestive tract. Some things I would add to the "do not feed" list are overly processed junk foods (not poisonous, just not healthy), tomato plants (tomatoes themselves are great), and anything at all that has even a little bit of mold on it. Mold, even in tiny amounts, can be fatal to chickens. Otherwise, chickens are omnivores and natural foragers and love to eat just about anything. [​IMG]
     
  7. Mudsow

    Mudsow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the list... why not citrus?
     
  8. js8cop

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    i believe citrus slows the egg laying this is what i am told anyway
     
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I give my girls anything that I would eat including meat. I even feed potato peels, I don't let them have any sprouted eyes on the peels. After all I eat the potato peel when I make baked potatoes.
     
  10. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Onions and mushrooms are toxic to chickens and dogs I know for sure. I have had both get very ill from them. I mention dog because I am a dog lover. I almost lost my little JRT KitKat because we fed her some spaghetti that had onions in the sauce. It caused liver failure. She was on fluids for 6 days straight to try and flush her kydneys and get them restarted. She still is having problems and she has pp accidents now. We have put down vinyl and laminate. Lost the carpet when we realized what was going on.
     

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