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Feeding Debeaked Chickens

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I live in Guatemala. There are very few chicken choices here and ours came debeaked. Ours were raised on feed and we'd like to incorporate more veggies, fruits, greens for them. We have a large garden. The problem is that they cant seem to eat anything other than the feed. Any suggestions on what else to try? They are sweet as can be (they sit on my lap) and I want to do what's best for them.

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I think you will have to finely chop everything up so it's the same size as the feed they can eat.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Welcome to BYC :frow I had the same problem a few years ago when I bought some debeaked hens from a commercial farm. Chopping their greens up will definitely help as would feeding it to them in bowls, so they can get their beaks into it, if you know what I mean. I made mine's feed wet for them, so it's a dry-ish porridge, as I found that made it much easier for them to eat. 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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