Gardening with Chickens: Plants to Avoid

It’s a question I get asked a lot, what plants are poisonous to hens?
As part of my answer you need to remember that hens are foragers – they nibble plants here and there, and then set off scratching for more bugs. Because the honest answer is that there are LOTS of plants that are considered toxic to chickens but, in my experience, most hens know not to eat them. Read Article

by: the good life ani’t easy
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What NOT to Feed Chickens

Never Feed Chicken these Foods

  • Dried or under cooked beans
  • Avocado skin & pit  (can be fatal)
  • Raw potatoes and potato sprouts.
  • Rotten food
  • Raw peanuts
  • Junk food
  • Raw meat
  • Citrus
  • Salty food
  • Candy, chocolate, or sugar
  • Cat food
  • A List of Toxic Plants: Plants Toxic to Chickens

I know there will some controversy on this food list, especially the cat food. But in my opinion there’s really no reason to feed any food that is in question. It’s always better to be safe.

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