Bad Food for Chickens?

Safe Foods to Feed to Your Chickens

Bad Food for Chickens?

Can you tell me what foods I shouldn’t give my chickens and roosters?

Darlene McMahon

We’ll share our list of foods we recommend here:

• Apples
• Apricots
• Bananas (Not the peels)
• Beets (plus greens)
• Blackberries
• Blueberries
• Bread (Try to offer healthy bread to give your chickens the biggest bang for their buck.)
• Broccoli
• Brussels Sprouts
• Cabbage
• Cantaloupe
• Carrots (plus greens)
• Cereal (Avoid sugary cereals.)
• Cherries
• Collard Greens
• Corn (Chickens especially love corn on the cob.)
• Cranberries
• Cucumbers
• Eggs (Hard boiled eggs are yummy. Warm scrambled eggs are perfect on a cold morning.)
• Fish
• Garlic
• Grains
• Grapes
• Honeydew Melons
• Kale
• Lettuce
• Meat (You can also give your flock the bones and they will pick them clean.)
• Nuts (Avoid salted, seasoned and sugared nuts.)
• Oats
• Parsnips
• Pasta
• Peaches
• Pears
• Peas
• Plums
• Pomegranate
• Popcorn
• Pumpkins
• Radishes (plus greens)
• Raisins
• Rice
• Seafood
• Seeds
• Spinach (Feed sparingly; too much can interfere with calcium absorption.)
• Sprouted Seeds
• Squash
• Sweet Potatoes
• Tomatoes (Do not feed green tomatoes, leaves or vines.)
• Turnips
• Watermelon
• Zucchini

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