Anyone give sugar beets as a treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bigoakhunter, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We can no longer use sugar beets for deer feed in MIchigan's lower Peninsula....but they still sell 40 lb. bags of them for $3 to $3.50. Will the sugar content hurt chickens? Has anyone tried them? Just looking for cheap treats for my chicken's this winter. But I was not sure if they were safe or healthy for the girls.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I honestly don't know, but I would think it wouldn't be good for them to have the sugar content.

    Hopefully the "more experienced" chickeneers will respond.
     
  3. BlueMottie

    BlueMottie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed it to my birds as treats in small quantities, and it takes them a long time to finish it because it's so tough.
    Heck, chickens will eat anything you give to them.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Farmers used to grow beets to feed to their animals before the days of commercial feed.
     

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