Bread used for chicken feed.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Royd, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    I could only find one thread, one page long, on feeding bread to chickens.

    When I stopped at the 'used' bread store, they have a continual, manager's special... a grocery cart full of two day old bread, for $6. It is specified for animals, and you have to sign a sheet, stating thus.
    Let me tell you, this is the deal of the century. Over forty loaves of bread or buns, with only about a third of them being white bread. The rest was either, the high quality, dense breads, bagels or English muffins.
    I'm an animal, right?[​IMG][​IMG]

    Any advice on feeding the bread to the chickens, as a treat. Should I dry it? I do have a dehydrator. That would help me reduce the volume. Should I toast it? How much, per day, can I allow the chickens to have?
  2. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    Sorry for the double post... I guess the servor was slow..... Where is the delete button?
  3. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Songster

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    The mods will take care of it [​IMG]
  4. doublebow

    doublebow Songster

    Aug 13, 2009
    I have always fed leftover bread to my chickens and goats. And I just read about someone else who buys the "animal only" type for their livestock. I don't make or buy white bread though, only whole grain or mostly whole grain. And I ration it so that they don't get too much at once.
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Our bread store has the same deal too. They have either a $6 buggy, a $9 buggy or a whole truckload for $20!!!!!!!!! We go once a week and get feed bread and ALL the animals LOVE it. We've been doing this for several years and have had no bad results from it. Well, except for animals that will mow you down if you rattle a plastic sack LOL!!!!
  6. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Yup I give it to mine not all the time...I give them there food, scraps and then bread as a treat every 2 days...I buy 2 large hefty outdoor bags for 3.00
  7. lilmouthy

    lilmouthy In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2009
    I always save the 2 heels in my loafs of bread for the chickens. And,if the bread has been sitting for a couple days and there several pieces left over,they'll get that to. You have never seen Cornish X run as fast as they do when they know you've got bread! LOL They LOVE it.
  8. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Songster

    May 24, 2009
    Temperance, MI
    Quote:I think any which way you could serve it would be fine. Just be sure not to give them any moldy bread.
  9. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I feed mine bread when it's stale. It hasn't killed them yet! [​IMG]

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