Are marshmallows ok for treats?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happykreg, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. happykreg

    happykreg Hatching

    Jun 26, 2008
    Madison, MS
    My 2 year old hens love little marshmallows. Is it ok to feed chickens such as that for a treat? If so, how about my month old pullets? Can they have some or should I wait until they are older?
  2. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Songster

    May 23, 2008
    that's a pretty extreme sugar load. like with kids, i think it would be okay in real moderation. i certainly wouldn't give them daily, but maybe a couple times per month is very small quantities.
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Limited ONLY for the larger flocks , maybe once a month , BUT limited , big time . they do not need all that sugar . I would NOT advise it for the younger ones , ONLY chick starter .
  4. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    I don't feed my chickens anything that I wouldn't feed to my "health nut" friend or to HER kid. (Nevermind what I feed my own children... Doritos, anyone?)
    Seriously, I have gotten great response from my chicks when feeding garden clippings, plain yogurt, multigrain bread, cooked brown rice, and strawberry stems. My advice is to make yourseldf some S'mores with those marshmallows!

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