What Foods Should I NOT Feed My Chickens?

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

23 October 2014

Chickens, like many animals, are intolerant to certain foods - these aren’t foods that should even be given as treats, these are foods that should be avoided altogether, lest you want some sick chicks on your hands!

These foods generally have components that are toxic to chickens - some may cause stomach upsets, others may cause something worse...in any case, it’s best for your flock to avoid these food items.

Remember, chickens should be fed a healthy diet of feed, fresh water, grit and the occasional tasty treat - there’s lots of options to keep your chickens satisfied!

What NOT to feed your chickens

For more information on keeping your flock well fed, check out these articles:

What Treats Can I Give My Chickens?

Give Your Chickens A Protein Kick

Feeding and Nutrition

Top 5 Treats for Chickens

The Importance of Chicken Waterers

Sources and further reading

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