Can Chickens Eat Pineapple or Will it Make Them Sick?

Can chickens eat pineapple

I just witnessed one of my chickens pecking at a dead frog, proving once again that they’ll eat almost anything. Unfortunately, not all the foods chickens enjoy eating are particularly beneficial. Bananas, for instance, contain so much sugar that too many can cause unhealthy weight gain in your hens. The same goes for other fruits, … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes ?

Chicken pecking at a tomato on the ground.

Chickens are a resilient bunch who enjoy a much more diverse diet than their ancestors, the dinosaurs. While most dinosaurs restricted themselves to either meat or plant matter, chickens are omnivores that enjoy a bit of both. Chickens go bananas for fruit, have an impressive tolerance for jalapeños, and gobble down cantaloupe seeds like popcorn. … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Bananas ? (Going Bananas for Fruit)

chicken eating a banana

Chickens have a surprisingly diverse diet when given the opportunity. They’ll gobble up the most grotesque-looking grubs and insects, and gulp down an array of fruits and vegetables. As our banana trees are currently producing fruit as if there’s no tomorrow, I started wondering if I could share some of the excess with my chickens, … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Banana Peppers ?

a chicken on dirt ground pecking at a cluster of banana peppers lying in front of it.

Growing banana peppers has been one of my favorite gardening adventures. You should’ve seen my garden that first season—those yellow peppers were the stars of the show! Just walking by, you could catch the scent of ripening peppers, and I couldn’t resist sampling a few right then and there. Well, guess who else was curious? … Read more

can chickens eat cantaloupe seeds ?

close-up of several Cantaloupes, cut in half and arranged on a wooden surface

So, you find yourself chillin’ in your backyard, basking in the sunshine, and munching’ on a deliciously ripe cantaloupe. You know, the kind that practically bursts with flavor as soon as you sink your teeth into it? Yeah, that’s the one. You’re loving it, and then your eyes lock onto your backyard flock. They’re giving … Read more