Chickens as miniature trash compactors – they will eat just about anything you give them, but there are some things that aren’t good for them. Here is a list of things that you should not feed your chickens:
1. Raw Green Potato Peels
They contain a toxic substance called Solanine which affects the nervous system.
Build up of citric acid and vitamin C often leads to feather plucking.
Contains a toxin substance called thiosulphate that destroys red blood cells.
4. Salty Foods
Some salt is okay, but too much can be deadly.
It contains methylxanthines and theobromine, which are toxic to birds and many other pets.
6. Apple Seeds
Apple seeds contain cyanogenic acids that could kill your chicken.
7. Parts of The Avocado
Avocado pits and skin contain the toxin persin. In large doses, persin will cause birds to have heart problems and it can cause death very quickly.
8. Dry Beans
Dry beans contain a poison called hemaglutin which is toxic to birds. (Cooked beans are fine)
9. Moldy or Rotten Food
Stale or overripe foods are fine, but if it’s rotten, just toss it.
10. Processed Foods
Junk food isn’t good for you, and it isn’t good for your chickens either.