Chicken food do’s and don’ts

This isn’t an exhaustive list but I have been doing a bit of research over last few days on kitchen scraps that are ok to feed your birds and those which are a strict ‘no no’.  Please feel free to comment at the bottom and add any I have missed and hopefully I can redraft the list and repost as and when I get updates.

Good foods for your chickens

Asparagus
Beetroot
Cooked beans
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cauliflower
Cabbage (I tie an entire head to the top of the run and the chickens love to play with it)
Carrots with tops (although my carrot tops often go the my daughter’s guinea pigs)
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic (Raw cloves put into their drinking water boosts immune system)
Peas
Bell Peppers
Pomegranate
Popped Popcorn
Cooked potatoes – avoid too much peel
Pumpkins
Squash
Tomatoes
Cooked turnips
Sprouts
Apples 
Peeled bananas
Berries
Cherries
Seedless grapes
Melons
Peaches
Raisins
Cooked grits
Cooked rice
Breads- all kinds
Cereal
Oatmeal~raw or cooked
Cooked pasta
Quinoa
All cheeses including Cottage Cheese
Plain yogurt

Bad food for your chickens

Avocado
Rhubarb
Citrus (Can cause feather pecking due to increased levels of Vitamin C and can interfere with Calcium absorption)
Onions (Causes Heinz anaemia)
Raw beans (contains hemagglutinin)
Raw potato skins 
Sugar
Salt

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