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I have read never to feed chickens potato peels is this true? Can you give chickens raw oatmeal or will it swell in the stomach and be a danger? Is there anything else I should know about that should not be feed to chickens other then the obvious candy sugar junky stuff.
Thanks for any input.

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post #2 of 15

 I have read potato peel is bad too, so I believe it.  Rolled oats are fine.  Here is a link to a treat chart: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

 

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post #3 of 15

I've heard that the raw green potato peels can become toxic, so I don't give those to my chickens (although they've eaten some out of the compost pile).

I only give my chickens cooked oatmeal during the cold winter periods as a nice warm meal. I throw in some scrambled eggs (if they're laying well).

The rest of the year there are so many bugs and so much grass that I don't go out of my way to prepare anything extra for them (they enjoy the kitchen scraps).

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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by scratch'n'peck View Post

 I have read potato peel is bad too, so I believe it.  Rolled oats are fine.  Here is a link to a treat chart: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

 

BTW, cute avatar photo.





Thanks for this food chart! I'm going to print this and put it on the frig. Very helpful.

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Originally Posted by AlienChick View Post

I've heard that the raw green potato peels can become toxic, so I don't give those to my chickens (although they've eaten some out of the compost pile).

I only give my chickens cooked oatmeal during the cold winter periods as a nice warm meal. I throw in some scrambled eggs (if they're laying well).

The rest of the year there are so many bugs and so much grass that I don't go out of my way to prepare anything extra for them (they enjoy the kitchen scraps).

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I can't free range my chickens, do you think they get enough protien from the crumbles or should I be adding some? If so how often? Thank

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post #6 of 15

They get enough protein from crumbles that are formulated for their stage of development.  Treats are a fun addition, and greens once the are laying make their yolks more yellow.

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post #7 of 15
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They get enough protein from crumbles that are formulated for their stage of development.  Treats are a fun addition, and greens once the are laying make their yolks more yellow.


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Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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post #8 of 15

Also, as an added treat - boost of more protein - or for my own comical viewing pleasure - when I go out to feed my guard dogs, I toss some of their kibble onto the ground for the chickens to go crazy over.

It's a hoot to watch!!

 

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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post #9 of 15
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Made a yummy treat (meal) of yogurt, cottage cheese, peas, watermelon, grapes, bird seed (picked out the sunflower seeds they still had the shells on).

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They loved it!

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post #10 of 15

Do chickens actually like cottage cheese, well i never.!  How often to you give your chickens a treat Suzierd, i'm still at a loss over treats in the afternoon!

 

Julie x

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