SERIOUS!! Food and Fruits that you should never feed your poultry with for quality production
AVOCADO This fruit including the pits(big round seed) and skins contain the toxin Persin(Fungicidal toxin found in avocado) and according to the Merck Veterinary Manual: “Ingestion of avocado has been associated with myocardial necrosis in mammals and birds. Cattle, goats, horses, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, sheep, budgerigars, canaries, cockatiels, ostriches, chickens, turkeys, and fish are susceptible. Ingestion of fruit, leaves, stems, and seeds of avocado has been associated with toxicosis in animals; however leaves are the most toxic part.”
WHITE POTATOES- cooked or raw, skins or flesh, which are part of the nightshade family and contain the toxin Solanine( Glycoalkaloid poison). Solanine destroys red blood cells and can cause diarrhea and heart failure. It is sometimes killed by cooking at high heats, however boiling won’t reduce the solanine levels. Best to stay away from all parts of the white potato including the vines and leaves. (Note: Sweet potatoes are part of the morning glory family, not the nightshade family, and perfectly safe to feed to your chickens.)
TOMATO AND EGGPLANT – both of which are also part of the nightshade family and potentially toxic. Green tomatoes and immature eggplant flesh should als o be avoided until ripe, when the solanine isn’t present any longer in amounts that are of as much concern.
RHUBARB LEAVES- This is also toxic to humans and animals. And the entire plant contains oxalic acid, which can lead to soft-shelled eggs. So best to avoid rhubarb.
RAW DRIED BEANS- Which contain phytohemagglutinin (PHA/hemaglutin), a natural insecticide that can be harmful unless the dried beans are soaked and then properly cooked. Once cooked, they are fine to feed. Interesting note, sprouted beans are fine for your chickens. The act of sprouting also kills the hemaglutin.
ONIONS– Which contain a toxin called thiosulphate hat destroys red blood cells. Excessive amounts can cause jaundice or anemia in your hens or even death. Some claim that onions will taint the taste of your eggs as well. We can’t validate that claim because we don’t feed them to our chickens. We don’t recommend feeding onions because any possible health benefits are far outweighed by the potential health risk.
OR can actually be toxic in large enough amounts. So be careful.
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