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Crushed Chocolate to Chickens?Crushed Granola/Cereal Bars to Chicken?

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Thread Starter 

Hi,

I am completely new to the world of chickens. I had a few questions about feeding chickens.

Can chickens eat crushed chocolate bars, if the particle size was correct? Would it be completely wrong to do so, or can it be done in moderation, like 2 feeds a month?   

We always have tons of Granola bars and other breakfast cereal bars that are about to expire.  I know these cereal bars are good in protein and vitamins. Can we crush them to small particle size and feed them to chickens?

Thanks for your input.

Best,

post #2 of 8

hmmm, I don't know if that ammount of sugar is good for them, but for sure the granola is awesome for a chicken. If I were you, I'd eat all of the chocolate out of the granola (sigh... the things we do for our pets) and give them the rest. (seriously, how can you part with even a morsel of chocolate? droolin )
I know for sure they shouldn't eat potato peels. Someone on this forum said potato peels were very toxic to a chicken... other than that, pretty much anything goes. They're like feathered goats.
I make my girls little yogurt parfaits with honey yogurt, granola or uncooked oats, and berries. roll (spoiled I know) ... and there's a lot of sugar in sweetened yogurt, and the berries have natural sugar, but they seem ok, so I'd guess it'd be fine for them to have granola bars.

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oh hey, how did I forget to send you a welcome? you're totally new here huh? this forum is awesome! you'll find lots of help and info... and jokes and cool people.   welcome-byc

post #4 of 8

Just remember, chocolate is toxic to most animals. So, sacrifice yourself and eat the chocolate to save them.
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post #5 of 8

Please don't!!!! Due to chocolate, salt and additives, it would be dangerous!

Find a charity to donate to...Like a Boys Club/Girls Club, emergency shelter .

They can use these and no harm will be done to your chicks.

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There was a thread on here not long ago that talked about a flock of chicks dying from chocolate doughnuts.

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your warm greetings.

I get the message :-) Chocolate is bad for chickens and animals in general for the sugar in it. But I always thought Granola bars would be just fine. Too bad, many of them have chocolate on it :-(

post #8 of 8

Well, that answered a question I was about to ask......... good thing I did a search first :D

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