Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mrchicken, May 19, 2011.

  1. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
    Can I feed my 3 wk old chickens bread? I have 2 Welsummers and 2 White Ausralorps.
    (I feed them grit of course)
  2. hbwbk

    hbwbk Out Of The Brooder

    Sure you can. Try a whole piece and watch the games begin. At three weeks my girls were eating crickets and meal worms also. Now at 5 weeks they get bananas, grapes and a friend gave me some wheat that he feeds his flock with
    they get that as a treat once a day. Grapes are for there 7pm treat. Yea spoiled in Up state NY.[​IMG]
  3. squeak1387

    squeak1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    bronson, fl
    They love the stuff. Mine loved meal worms at like a month and they used to love when one of my kids would toss them a cheese puff at snack time. I have not found anything yet that my chicks and hens won't eat. [​IMG]
  4. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    I like to hold it in my hand and watch them scuffle for it.
  5. couponsaver47

    couponsaver47 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2010
    I only give my chickens dry & stale bread but they love it. I won't give them bread that isn't dried out though. They seem to choke on it or something..get lots of coughing in mine if it is not completely dry..Hence, DEHYDRATOR
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It's just me, but when my chooks are little I skipped the bread in favor of healthier treats - mealworms, crickets, eggs (scrambled/hardboiled), yogurt, small amounts of fruit, veggies, etc.)
  7. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2011
  8. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    I feed the big chickens chopped bread with some scratch as a treat. I buy a barrel at the bread store for $7. The dog gets the bagels as a reward for guarding my livestock;-)
  9. BagoRooster

    BagoRooster Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 11, 2011
    I this doesn't go with this thread, but I believe can almost feed them anything? Correct me if I'm wrong
  10. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    you're right. they are omnivorous.

    i cooked some steaks on the grill the other night. i had a piece of fat about 4" long, probably 1/2" thick both ways that i had trimmed off before eating.

    i took it outside where my rooster and 3 hens (and their pet banty, bridgette) were fartin around in the yard. i tossed it out to them, one hen grabbed it and took off, the others hot on her heals.

    it was quite humorous, actually. they're light sussex, quite large, and definitely not used to that much exercise! they all started out running.... after 5 minutes, it was painful to watch her still trying to out run them. i say "out run," but they were all hardly even walking at this point, you could see the burn in their muscles lol

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