beer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by svalentine, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. svalentine

    svalentine Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anybody else give their hens beer? One night while we were out chllin with the peeps having a beer, we poured a little in an upturned lid. What lushes! They loved it. Hope it isn't harmful. They have been really putting out in the egg department. They just started laying about a week ago and we've been getting 6 a day from 13 hens.
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard of this. I don't know that it would hurt them unless they drank too much (alcohol poisoning). I bet they were in a real good mood and I bet they slept good that night! Maybe someone more knowledgable will jump in here, I just don't know.
     
  3. sixlittlechicks09

    sixlittlechicks09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My OEGB Roo loves it! He pecks it up, shakes his head, then goes back for more!
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grandpa made beer during Prohibition. The chickens helped clean up after the brewing.

    They'd get falling down drunk . . .

    I can't say that it was too good for them and there is the issue of alcohol poisoning. Dad was also very anti-Dominecker. To this day, he claims that they were a nearly worthless breed.

    Steve [​IMG]
     
  5. CT_Todd

    CT_Todd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beer for the chickens means less for ME! Can't have that! I love my beer and my belly is proof! :)
     
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    I just named 3 little partridge rock pullets

    Barley
    Wheat
    Hops

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    My rooster is Shiner Bock

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    I've never thought to let THEM drink MY beer, though!
     
  7. svalentine

    svalentine Out Of The Brooder

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    Just the bottom of the bottle when it gets warm and sudsy.

    I wish i could name the hens. But really can't tell them apart.

    I'm just so glad their combs started falling over before I gave them the beer.
     
  8. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because they are so small, they are very susceptible to alcohol poisoning, so I would only allow a peck or two.
    Hops (used in the brewing process) are very poisonous to dogs and cats- and I have heard they are to chickens as well. I would look this up as well before sharing beer with your chickens again. [​IMG]
     

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