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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:57 AM
Response to Reply #36
71. My chickens love avocados.
I feed them avocados all the time with no ill effects at all. :shrug:
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  -New Englands largest egg farm raided; customers and distributors appalled ensho  Apr-09-09 11:12 AM   #0 
  - Thanx for this.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:15 AM   #1 
  - We thought about doing this, but then what do you do when the hens stop laying?  Ian David   Apr-09-09 11:24 AM   #8 
     - I dunno.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:27 AM   #10 
     - How long do they keep laying eggs for?  Ian David   Apr-09-09 11:32 AM   #13 
     - If I can remember right,  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:49 AM   #20 
     - Why no onion, avocados or potatoes?  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-09-09 12:34 PM   #33 
        - I think the onions do.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 12:42 PM   #36 
        - I take care of a friend's parrots occasionally, and they can't have avocado  Muttocracy   Apr-09-09 09:45 PM   #62 
        - Not potatoes...  hippywife   Apr-10-09 04:20 PM   #85 
        - My chickens love avocados.  OnionPatch   Apr-10-09 07:57 AM   #71 
           - From what I've read  hippywife   Apr-10-09 10:46 AM   #83 
        - I think no-avocado is a bird toxicity thing - true for parrots also. nt  Muttocracy   Apr-09-09 09:46 PM   #63 
     - I have a coop outside with a very large fenced run. I close the windows in winter  peacebird   Apr-09-09 11:50 AM   #21 
        - Our eggs are wonderful, too.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:55 AM   #26 
           - Had to jump in here.  bvar22   Apr-09-09 01:12 PM   #43 
              - I really, really love that pic!  hippywife   Apr-09-09 01:17 PM   #44 
              - Oh I LOVE your photo!  SPedigrees   Apr-09-09 01:56 PM   #48 
              - What's the learning curve for chicken husbandry?  EnviroBat   Apr-09-09 02:12 PM   #50 
              - www.feathersite.com  cornermouse   Apr-09-09 05:27 PM   #57 
              - Fab pic!!  CrispyQ   Apr-09-09 02:49 PM   #52 
     - My dad always liked keeping a few old hens around the place for the eggs.  Arkansas Granny   Apr-09-09 12:56 PM   #40 
        - I just don't think I could do it.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 01:05 PM   #41 
     - I was told by a gal who kept exotic chickens  SPedigrees   Apr-09-09 12:01 PM   #29 
     - It's really not that much work.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 12:08 PM   #30 
     - Thanks hippywife :-)  SPedigrees   Apr-09-09 01:18 PM   #46 
        - There are lots of folks that would be  hippywife   Apr-09-09 01:25 PM   #47 
           - I have trouble re-homing animals.  SPedigrees   Apr-09-09 02:15 PM   #51 
     - make sure to check with your town ordinances too  Maine-ah   Apr-09-09 10:05 PM   #64 
     - My oldest hen is 10. Lays about 1 egg/yr, is a pet  uppityperson   Apr-09-09 03:03 PM   #53 
     - For those thinking about having your own chickens or other livestock  csziggy   Apr-09-09 05:36 PM   #60 
     - Another resource to help would-be chicken keepers - The City Chicken &Mother Earth News  Shallah Kali   Apr-09-09 11:55 PM   #65 
     - My mother would take them to the turkey farm and have them butchered  Marrah_G   Apr-10-09 08:02 AM   #72 
  - I wish they would crack down on more farms. nt  Lisa0825   Apr-09-09 11:15 AM   #2 
  - I wish you would refine that wish a little  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:29 AM   #12 
     - Well I did say inside the message that I am trying to buy more local.  Lisa0825   Apr-09-09 11:32 AM   #15 
     - Hey, Lisa!  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:43 AM   #17 
     - The reason I only eat meat when I go out is that I can't bring myself to give up  Lisa0825   Apr-09-09 11:49 AM   #19 
        - But you can't source  hippywife   Apr-09-09 11:52 AM   #23 
           - Yeah, but like I said.... I know my limitations....  Lisa0825   Apr-09-09 11:55 AM   #25 
              - I definitely know the feeling  hippywife   Apr-09-09 12:01 PM   #28 
     - when you end the post title with NT  druidity33   Apr-10-09 05:57 AM   #68 
     - People will buy the cheaper factory farm produced eggs  Kaleva   Apr-10-09 08:26 AM   #75 
        - Those are no reasons to buy factory eggs.  hippywife   Apr-10-09 04:19 PM   #84 
  - Depressing, that's for sure.... n/t  hlthe2b   Apr-09-09 11:16 AM   #3 
  - Hell yes.  smoogatz   Apr-09-09 11:16 AM   #4 
  - The old guy who we buy eggs from at the farmer's market  XemaSab   Apr-09-09 02:08 PM   #49 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-09-09 11:18 AM   #5 
  - Definitely buy local!  cyberswede   Apr-09-09 11:20 AM   #6 
  - Exactly.  cobalt1999   Apr-09-09 11:57 AM   #27 
  - Thanks so much for sharing that link.  redqueen   Apr-09-09 03:07 PM   #54 
  - I just found another local egg source, and I'm excited!  knitter4democracy   Apr-10-09 08:31 AM   #76 
  - I loved, as a child, going with my mother (during the war) down the road  monmouth   Apr-09-09 11:22 AM   #7 
  - My grandmother WAS the egg lady down the road during the war.  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-09-09 12:48 PM   #38 
  - We bought ours from Mrs Landis...  XOKCowboy   Apr-09-09 01:12 PM   #42 
  - BIG props to Mercy for Animals!  flvegan   Apr-09-09 11:25 AM   #9 
  - The sad thing, there's nothing new about this --DeCoster always has had terrible conditions  Gormy Cuss   Apr-09-09 11:27 AM   #11 
  - Decoster Egg farm is not a happy place. They're always in trouble.  mainegreen   Apr-09-09 11:32 AM   #14 
  - I've been reading stories about these guys for 30 years.  Old and In the Way   Apr-09-09 12:37 PM   #35 
  - So, this is a DeCoster outfit? We've had to deal with him in Iowa  Critters2   Apr-09-09 05:32 PM   #59 
  - I used to work there - and know all about it  jpak   Apr-10-09 08:06 AM   #74 
  - We have someone local that sells us  ohheckyeah   Apr-09-09 11:34 AM   #16 
  - We get local eggs when we can, but I am sad to say I am sure we must have gotten eggs from the  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-09-09 12:25 PM   #32 
     - Do you find local eggs to be far superior?  ohheckyeah   Apr-09-09 12:50 PM   #39 
        - They are a deep orange  hippywife   Apr-09-09 08:47 PM   #61 
  - UK - from a year ago  dipsydoodle   Apr-09-09 11:47 AM   #18 
  - I hate battery egg farms  sharp_stick   Apr-09-09 11:50 AM   #22 
  - Farm is an improper term, correct. The Animal Welfare Act doesn't cover birds.  flvegan   Apr-09-09 11:53 AM   #24 
  - Bingo!  hippywife   Apr-09-09 12:19 PM   #31 
  - Pay a little extra and buy organic, free range if you can  spooky3   Apr-09-09 12:36 PM   #34 
  - Add local to that description and you've covered it well.  hippywife   Apr-09-09 12:45 PM   #37 
  - the article specifically states  druidity33   Apr-10-09 06:03 AM   #69 
     - no argument about local, but I've never thought of Eggland as meeting any standards  spooky3   Apr-10-09 06:41 PM   #86 
        - let me say in particular then  druidity33   Apr-10-09 08:11 PM   #87 
  - "the former infamous DeCoster Egg Farm"  eShirl   Apr-09-09 01:18 PM   #45 
  - i pay a bit more and buy local open air farm raised eggs  reggie the dog   Apr-09-09 05:03 PM   #55 
  - FACTORY FARMS SUCK AND MAKE HORRIBLE, FLAVORLESS FOOD PRODUCT  NashVegas   Apr-09-09 05:23 PM   #56 
  - Amen to that.  knitter4democracy   Apr-10-09 08:32 AM   #77 
  - Is this DeCoster's company? Anyone know? nt  Critters2   Apr-09-09 05:30 PM   #58 
  - SunJournal: Penalty timeline of the Turner egg farms  Shallah Kali   Apr-10-09 01:05 AM   #66 
  - Egg Farm Managers Fire Back At Animal Rights Organization  Shallah Kali   Apr-10-09 01:16 AM   #67 
  - The way people treat animals for profit is fucking disgusting...nt  and-justice-for-all   Apr-10-09 06:09 AM   #70 
  - Jack be Nimble, Jack be Quick, Jack DeCoster....  jpak   Apr-10-09 08:04 AM   #73 
  - This has been an issue here in Central Ohio  jdadd   Apr-10-09 08:55 AM   #78 
  - Terrible!  lonestarnot   Apr-10-09 08:57 AM   #79 
  - No more Chicken/Egg Factories! nt  femrap   Apr-10-09 09:43 AM   #80 
  - My grandmother from Germany used to have chickens in the back  old mark   Apr-10-09 09:51 AM   #81 
  - It literally only costs a few cents more to get eggs from local farms  bullwinkle428   Apr-10-09 10:04 AM   #82 
 

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