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Beet Pulp

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TexasChickenDance, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. TexasChickenDance

    TexasChickenDance Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a leftover bag of beet pulp with molasses that we had used to rehabilitate a horse. My husband threw a handful into the coop for the chickens and they absolutely loved it. Is this safe to give as a treat to chickens?
     
  2. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm I wonder if it is......use to give Beet Pulp to my Oldenburg [​IMG]
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm assuming beet pulp is beets???? Should be fine. Molasses can have a laxative effect on chickens, so I'd be cautious with it. But it should be OK in small amounts.

    Imp
     
  4. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll have bright pink poo! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Beet pulp is the byproduct left over from the processing of sugar beets. (sorry no pink poop, sugar beats are off white not purple) [​IMG]
    If you do feed it to chickens I would recommend soaking overnight in water because beat pulp will swell up as it soaks up liquids.
    I give it to my dairy goats that are in milk it is high in energy but that is about it...

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010

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