10 things you should NOT feed your Chickens
- Dried or Raw Beans (Legumes) – NO! Never. They’re poisonous to chickens when raw.
- Potatoes – Cooked only, not raw, and never, ever, green potatoes.
- Leaves or plants of the Nightshade family e.g. tomatoes, aubergine, potatoes – No. Very toxic.
- Dairy – No, chickens cannot digest lactose (have you ever seen a chicken milk a cow?).
- Chocolate – No, it’s poisonous, and why would you!
- Avocado – No, not worth the risk especially not the skin or stone which contains persin.
- Raw Peanuts – No. Unless cooked over 300 deg F for over 30mins. Not worth the risk.
- Any processed foods – No, contains too much salt and fat which their bodies are not able to process.
- Rhubarb – No, the plant and fruit contain oxalic acid so are very toxic.
- Mouldy kitchen scraps – No. You wouldn’t eat them, why should your chickens.
If in doubt, don't do it! For a detailed list of what your chickens can and cannot eat see our Blog pages.