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Is it safe to feed chickens uncooked grits? I have a container that has bugs in it now, and I need to toss it. It's either the compost bin or the chickens... (my chickens are 11 weeks old if that makes any difference)

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post #2 of 15

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I was actually wondering that myself today.

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♥I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,

than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Thoreau♥

 

Q. Why does a chicken coop have two doors ? 

A. Because if had four doors it would be a chicken sedan!

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post #3 of 15

Since it's ground corn (and they can have cracked corn), I can't imagine it being an issue. It wouldn't swell like uncooked rice would.

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post #4 of 15

But it does swell when it is cooked. hu

♥I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,

than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Thoreau♥

 

Q. Why does a chicken coop have two doors ? 

A. Because if had four doors it would be a chicken sedan!

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♥I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,

than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Thoreau♥

 

Q. Why does a chicken coop have two doors ? 

A. Because if had four doors it would be a chicken sedan!

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post #5 of 15

Not like rice does though.

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post #6 of 15

It swells enough that I would cook it, bugs and all, and then give it to them as a treat. No sense taking chances.

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post #7 of 15

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBirdsandFeeding/FAQsBirdFeeding.htm#rice

Wow
, evidently from a few sources I just read, even uncooked rice is ok

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post #8 of 15

I'd cook it first, just because it's pretty fine and most would get wasted rather than eaten at least for my girls.

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post #9 of 15

You can feed it, but they may not be interested.  No way to know but to try.

There is no food or feed cereal grain that is dangerous to feed to your poultry raw if it's not contaminated with something.  That's all just urban legend.

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post #10 of 15
I feed my girls grits every Sunday. It's my day to cook my famous breakfast and yes it comes with some good ole grits. Cooked southern style. Lol. And our girls love em!!! Never knew I could give em to em in cooked. Good to know
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