Chickens can eat a wide range of foods besides their usual diet of seeds and pellets, and many people ask us if it’s alright for them to eat avocado. The answer is that your chickens can eat avocado and many of them enjoy it. However, some parts of the avocado plant can be toxic to them.
Keep reading while we look at the health benefits and dangers of avocado. We’ll also discuss how often and how much to feed your chicken to keep them healthy and happy.
Is Avocado Bad for My Chicken?
Is Avocado Good for My Chicken?
How Should I Feed My Chicken Avocado?
Most chickens won’t eat avocado unless you purposefully give it to them, so it is unlikely to cause a health issue. If one of your chickens got into some when you weren’t looking, it should probably be fine, but we recommend calling the vet and telling them how much your chicken ate to see if you need to do anything. A small portion of the fruit can be a great occasional treat with plenty of helpful vitamins, minerals, and beneficial fats.
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