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Are chickens okay eating cooked rice? I assume that uncooked rice is not okay, as with other birds. If they can eat it, do they like it?

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Well in my humble opinion, yes they can eat cooked rice, uncooked is a no no.
My girls love rice, white rice is pretty much a filler though, not a lot of goodness in it, brown rice would be better, but dont give them too much or else theyll fill up on nutrient lacking food instead of there food and nutrient rich veggies and fruit etc. yippiechickie

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post #3 of 11

why not uncooked?  what about uncooked (dried) corn?

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Originally Posted by chickengal30 

Well in my humble opinion, yes they can eat cooked rice, uncooked is a no no.
My girls love rice, white rice is pretty much a filler though, not a lot of goodness in it, brown rice would be better, but dont give them too much or else theyll fill up on nutrient lacking food instead of there food and nutrient rich veggies and fruit etc. yippiechickie


I agree with the cooked but not with the uncooked- think about it-- birds eat rice straight out of the field and it doesn't hurt them so why would it hurt them?

I give my chickens any kind of scraps out of the kitchen never had a problem with it either.  The past 2 days they got bucket loads of tomato cores and peels- which they loved.  Some people say tomatos are bad for chickens, but I don't see any ill effects.  They still eat their egg layer, bugs, grass, and whatever else they can find.

post #5 of 11

Rice is fine cooked or uncooked it doesn't matter.

Chris

 

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I thought that birds weren't supposed to eat uncooked rice because it will expand in their stomach and harm them; maybe that's just a myth?

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I thought that birds weren't supposed to eat uncooked rice because it will expand in their stomach and harm them; maybe that's just a myth?


It is a myth, Rice will expand no more than Oats or Wheat.

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Originally Posted by gregnuttle 

I thought that birds weren't supposed to eat uncooked rice because it will expand in their stomach and harm them; maybe that's just a myth?


yes it's a myth. rice is just like any other grain. it goes into their crop first not their stomach anyway. I feed my chickens both cooked and uncooked rice as a special treat.

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post #9 of 11

Yes, it's a myth.  Try this....put some rice in water and let it sit.  It will remain  un-expanded rice unless it is heated,  if not to boiling then pretty darn hot and cooked for quite a length of time.   And if you have my kind of luck it may not be get past the rock hard stage anyway he

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Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK     Home to a reluctant but willing DH, 1 fat black lab, 1 beagle x, 4 rsl, 6 bsl, 6 Delaware x Hampshire (Indian Rivers), 2 Ameracuana hens (1 blk., 1 lav.), 1 blk Am. roo, 1 bcm roo, and 1 mutt banty roo.  Obviously hoping for some oliver eggers
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 i have  been making my girls  corn bread....lol..:)  with added  nettle  weed  &  ground  up egg  shells, my chickens  love it  &  tonight i made them corn bread  with the standard  2  eggs & milk  & i added  in nettle weed  , ground  up  egg shells  &  wild bird seed, i have found a good wild  bird seed at  our  dollar  store ,  I can  get  40 pounds  of  wild  bird  seed  for  $9.00 including  tax   thats a better price  then  we   found  at  the  tractor supply, and this  wild  bird seed has  cracked corn,  millet,  wheat,  sunflower  seeds &  ground  grains , i use  it  as   scratch, and  i  tossed a  bit of it in their  corn bread  tonight....lol...   we have 15 chickens  so its a trick to make sure they all  get  their fair  share of  treats  &  i need enough to go around...!....lol....   i have been tossing them a bit of cooked rice,  once in a wile ,left over from making our dogs  food, so from now on thanks  to  all theses posts ,  i will  toss  them a  bit more rice to,   so thanks for that .!!! &  my girls  thank  you ....!!!:jumpy:thumbsup  :frow


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