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Are walnuts toxic to chickens?

Last Updated: 12th September, 2021

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Avocado skin and pits contain persin, which is toxic to chickens. Avoid feeding or free-ranging chickens specific unshelled nuts of walnuts (Juglans spp.), black walnuts (Juglans nigrs), hazelnuts (Corylus), and pecans (Carya illinoinensis). Don't give your chickens leaves of rhubarb, potato, or tomato plants.

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In this regard, can chickens eat walnuts?

Miscellaneous: Cooked nuts are fine, as are raw crushed acorns, walnuts, hickory nuts, or pecans. Wild bird seed and sunflower seed are fine, and it's okay to leave the hulls on. A little dry pet food or a few pet treats occasionally are okay, but don't feed too often or too much.

Also, what plants are toxic to chickens? An incomplete list of plants that are poisonous to chickens includes daffodils, foxglove, morning glory, yew, jimson weed, tulips, lily of the valley, azaleas, rhododendron, mountain laurel, monkshood, amaryllis, castor bean, trumpet vine, nightshade, nicotiana, and tansy.

Moreover, are black walnuts toxic to chickens?

Black Walnut trees produce a toxin to most other plants called jugulone. Don't plant your veggie garden near one, and if you remove it, the toxin can last in your soil for at least 5 years. My chickens never bothered ours, and showed no interest in the nuts.

What should you not feed chickens?

What Not to Feed Chickens: 7 Things to Avoid

  • Avocadoes (mainly the pit and peel) As with most of the things on this list, I was able to find several people who report feeding avocado to their flock without problem.
  • Chocolate or Candy.
  • Citrus.
  • Green Potato Skins.
  • Dry Beans.
  • Junk Food.
  • Moldy or Rotten Food.
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