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can the chickens eat bread?

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We were making eggs with our chickens eggs this morning and we have a piece of bread left over and we want to know if the chickens can eat it?


thx,

Tracy and Teddy

post #2 of 18

they LOVE BREAD!

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post #3 of 18
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thanks so much!!!!

post #4 of 18

A one word answer - YES!!

Jo-Ann
 

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Mine love it in any form--they are my feathered garbage disposals for stale (not moldy) bread...hotdog buns, bagels, wheat...they even got the cinnamon rolls (can't believe my family didn't finish them off) after I scraped all the frosting off...

"Be still and know that I am God"     Psalms 46:10
One patient husband, two great kids,  Dogs, cats, horses....and chickens!
The 'girls': Buckeyes, EE's, Wellies, Sp.Sussex , M.F.D'Uccle, one lovely Silkie, BBS Copper Marans, Bluebells, French Wheaten Marans, and the king of the coop, "Big Sexy"  

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"Be still and know that I am God"     Psalms 46:10
One patient husband, two great kids,  Dogs, cats, horses....and chickens!
The 'girls': Buckeyes, EE's, Wellies, Sp.Sussex , M.F.D'Uccle, one lovely Silkie, BBS Copper Marans, Bluebells, French Wheaten Marans, and the king of the coop, "Big Sexy"  

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post #6 of 18

Once and a while I will check the dumpster at the grocery store.  I would actually prefer discarded vegetables and fruits but usually only get bread -- last time about 40 loaves.  The bread keeps forever and the chickens eat it all. 

Come to think of it, what doesn't a chicken eat?  Perhaps the biggest surprise of having chickens is that they eat everything we think to give them including pumpkins.

post #7 of 18

If you can eat it they can eat it.

APA General Licensed Judge with 50 years experience raising and showing all manner of fowl.

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APA General Licensed Judge with 50 years experience raising and showing all manner of fowl.

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post #8 of 18

Before we leave for work, the girls come running to get back into their pen for the day when they see the white bowl coming their way which has bread torn up with warm milk. They say breakfast is the most important meal. big_smile

Checkers the Barred Rock, Lily the California White, Comet the Golden Comet,  Mrs. Poon the Rhode Island Red and two big gardens they would love to get into!
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Checkers the Barred Rock, Lily the California White, Comet the Golden Comet,  Mrs. Poon the Rhode Island Red and two big gardens they would love to get into!
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post #9 of 18

You betcha they can eat bread!  And they love it.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #10 of 18

Mine go bonkers for bread!!! Absolutely crazy!!!tonguelol

As soon as they see me coming they can spot whether I have a piece in my hand or not.

Sometimes if I have a loaf that hasn't been pre-sliced I'll take a big chunk of it and hang it down from the ceiling of their coop with twine and leave it just high enough off the ground that they have to work at it to get a piece of it. They seem to love the challenge of trying to get it down and it keeps their time occupied, especially those days in the Winter when they can't get out much because of the snow and they start getting contrary with each other.

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