What should chickens not eat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tec27, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything chickens shouldn't eat? I usually just throw them vegetable scraps and stuff like that but is there anything that could actually hurt them?
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i was looking for this page and couldn't find it lol.
     
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome. [​IMG] I have that problem too sometimes, and now learning a new format. [​IMG] I've almost got it down.
     
  5. ChickenAddict92

    ChickenAddict92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a book on chickens and this is what it says on toxic foods:
    DO NOT FEED CHICKENS:
    Black locust
    Black nightshade
    Bladderpod (bagpod)
    Castor bean
    Corn cockle
    Crown vetch
    Death camas
    Jimsonweed (thorn apple)
    Milkweed
    Oleander
    Poison hemlock
    Pokeberry
    Potato*
    Rattlebox
    Vetch
    Water hemlock (cowbane)
    Yew
    * I've read in a few places that it's okay to feed chickens potatoes if you don't feed them green eyes or the skins. The green eyes/skins contain some sort of toxin. I'm not positively sure of this, so just to be safe, don't feed your chickens potatoes either.
     
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  6. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd add salt, avocados, chocolate, rhubarb, snowberries. Green potatoes are bad for all of us, toxic to the liver.
     
  7. truper

    truper Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG] I also don't feed mine onions or citrus fruits.[​IMG]I've read various thoughts on onions,so I don't take the chance
     
  8. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everybody for your responses! Really appreciate it.
     
  9. sagenhoney

    sagenhoney Out Of The Brooder

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    Great info - thanks :)
     
  10. growyourbrew

    growyourbrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I read, no potato skins because they can't digest it. I've feed them our potato leftovers (no skin) in different forms without problem
     

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