Baby Food.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Foghorn, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. Foghorn

    Foghorn Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have leftover baby food at times that just gets thrown out. Peas, pears, carrots, etc. Any harm in mixing a bit with the chick starter?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Don't see why not! It is low in sodium and other harmful things. Just not so much it displaces too much of their starter, but mostly baby food is straight pureed meats and veggies and some pastas. Should be fine for them.
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    My daughter gives me her left over baby food. The chickens love it. I also buy canned green beans and corn and carrots for them. It's getting warmer out, so I'll be able to cut down on that! But, the baby food, even the fruit will be fine for the chickens.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I'd be a bit careful to canned goods if they are the commercial type. They contain an amazing amount of sodium!
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    I agree with speckledhen to make sure their main diet is the chick starter. I'd be chary of giving baby food to chicks that are very young because too much might give them loose stools. But if you keep an eye on them to make sure they're digesting everything okay, they'd probably love it.

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