Bad chicken food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Suzierd, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

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  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  4. Suzierd

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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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    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  7. AlienChick

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    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!
     
  9. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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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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  10. jk216

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    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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