What should chickens not eat?

tec27

Songster
8 Years
May 6, 2011
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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?
 

jeslewmazer

Songster
Nov 24, 2009
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Your welcome.
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I have that problem too sometimes, and now learning a new format.
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I've almost got it down.
 

ChickenAddict92

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
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Upstate NY
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.
 

Alethea

Songster
8 Years
May 23, 2011
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I'd add salt, avocados, chocolate, rhubarb, snowberries. Green potatoes are bad for all of us, toxic to the liver.
 

truper

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jan 11, 2012
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I also don't feed mine onions or citrus fruits.
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I've read various thoughts on onions,so I don't take the chance
 

growyourbrew

Chirping
7 Years
Jul 17, 2012
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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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