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 Post subject: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:33 pm 
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I am new to chooks and concerned about giving them inappropriate food. Someone on this site mentioned that avocadoes are toxic to chooks. I was on jackie Frenches site and she gives her chooks avocados daily! ?? Can anyone tell me if leftovers containing chilli are OK? :chicks:


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Marianna - Welcome to BYP :D .

Chillies are fine.

I can't comment on avocado.

If in doubt, don't isn't a bad rule of thumb. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:56 pm 
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avocados are poisonous to chooks


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My birds get avacado all the time and i know that they eat it but have never had a problem.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:55 pm 
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This has been covered with a number of different foods and plants. It is not a 'drop dead now' kind of poison, but a cumulative thing that happens over time. Many poisons impact the internal organs until they just don't function properly anymore, like patersons curse. Keep feeding these things and eventually you will see the effect, even if one day you are posting on here and saying 'chook just died, don't know why'.


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:07 pm 
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Oops -- my chooks love avocado -- better get it off the menu :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:33 pm 
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ooops, mine have had some avocado lately too!!

It will be off the menu now!

Thanks for letting us know :D


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:03 pm 
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Feeding something toxic doesn't necessarily mean drop dead the next day.
More often than not it causes longterm damage, building up in the system and the problem might not even get connected to the real cause due to lack of knowledge.

It also depends on for how long you intend to keep your chooks, and what for..... :wink:

When reading literature bear in mind that it often is the opinion of just one person based on their personal experience, without further investigation or research backing up.

PS: Just realised that coopslave said it already :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:33 pm 
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Just this weekend one of the kids dropped some Avocado on the floor and I gave it to my Partridge chicks. Latter that day I told a friend and was told they will all be dead when I get home as it is poisonous. They did not die or get crook but their s*** was black and runny the next day.


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:51 pm 
:shock: i feed my chooks avos. my dog used to love them too. i have seen all sorts of birds eat avos. when i was a kid we had huge trees everywhere and rotten avos every where. we used to fight with the neghbours by throwing avos at each other. the little silver eye birds used to climb in the avocados and i used to wander how many could actually fit in one (we had big avos then). i was told they were poisonous to sheep but when our ram used to get out the avo trees was the first place he would head.

is there a link to where avos are poisonous?


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:12 pm 
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http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/avocado.html

Avocado



Additional Common Names: Alligator Pear

Scientific Name: Persea americana

Family: Lauraceae

Where Found: Primarily grown in Florida and California; readily available in grocery stores.

Toxicity: Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Horses

Toxic Principles: Persin

Clinical Signs: Horses: Poisonings can occur when avocado groves are used as pastures, or pruned branches become accessible. The leaves, seeds fruit and bark are likely all toxic. Clinical effects occur mainly in mares, and includes noninfectious mastitis, as well as occasional gastritis and colic. Cattle: inflammation of the mammary glands, decreased milk production. Rabbits: inflammation of the mammary glands, decreased milk production, difficulty breathing, fluid around heart, heart rhythm problems, death. Goats: inflammation of the mammary glands, decreased milk production, difficulty breathing, fluid around heart, heart rhythm problems, death. Birds: difficulty breathing, fluid around heart, heart rhythm problems, death. Dogs, cats: vomiting, diarrhea.


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:22 pm 
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Ohh that is interesting Winglet. I will put a link in the Feeding index to this thread.

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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:42 pm 
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NellyG,

I'm struggling to find a reputable Australian site to report on avocado (and other toxic plants).

I have, however, found the VEIN site, which has multiple links to various excellent sources of information of all sorts. There looks to be a lifetime of information to get through, especially as it is Veterinary, not poultry-specific.

The VEIN site is a University of Sydney website.

I imagine you'll be aware of the site already... for others, to get there (and I've chosen the poultry links page) click on the URL below:

http://vein.library.usyd.edu.au/links/poultry.html


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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:48 pm 
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No - I'm not aware of it, so thanks for that.

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 Post subject: Re: chilli and avocado
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Just wanted to add in - some time ago my chickens (3 hens) devoured, with glee, an entire half of an avocado. I panicked and came onto this page to look at what advice you all had (Thanks!!). In the end I just waited to see if any of them looked a bit off. All were fine. None showed signs of seeming sick, or drinking more, or less or anything unusual. Maybe a lucky near miss, maybe an exceptionally low-toxin avocado? I do not feed them avocado now or since, but I wanted to share my experience and outcomes.


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