Bread ????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by swtangel321, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I was at a friends house today who also has chickens, I was telling her that I was giving some bread to my chickens the other day and after I gave it to them my roosters crow was all muffled and sounded like a little boy rooster ( I assume from the bread ) me and the hubby laughted about it and about 5 min later he was back to normal. She was like "ohh my god you can't give soft/fresh bread to chickens, it has to be hard/dry" Ive never had a problem with any of them eating soft bread, just the silly rooster crow once after eating it. I read the treat chart and it says nothing about soft bread just to feed in moderation (which I do)!?!? Does anyone else give bread as treats ? Is it bad for them ??? [​IMG]
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
    I've been giving my chickens bread since I got them, and have had no problems as of yet. Just make sure the pieces are not big. It's a hoot to watch them eat it out of your hands, just watch your fingers. But, at times the piece they bite off seems too big for them....I've started to break up the bread myself and throw it out to them and make them run in all directions. Still funny to watch them.
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I have fed bread as a treat and when I go to Walmart I get the marked down 'day old' specialty breads just for the chickens. The bread is still soft and I have never had a problem and this is my 3rd year with my chickens [​IMG]
  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Mine are snobs about their bread..won't touch plain white bread but gobble up wheat and grain bread! Never had a problem with it either. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks everyone, I feel much better now !!!! [​IMG]
  6. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Soft wheat bread. The cheap stuff. My chickens luv it. I stack several slices and then tear in half. I hold on as the mob attacks the bread. They usually just get a monthful but sometimes they haul away a good hunk. They hide behind a bush and eat a piece at a time.
    You do have to watch your fingers. Ruby got a bit of skin off my thumb [​IMG].
  7. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    I get my bread at the bread thrift store - I can buy more (for the family and the chickens - okay and the bunnies too) that way.

  8. I feed mine bread almost every day as a treat. I don't like bagels, and I have a lady that will bring me a sack full every week, tear them up into small pieces and the chickens love them. marrie

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    Like everyone else I have always fed bread & never had a problem. Mine are the opposite of Scrambled Egg's though-love white bread & just look at WW.
  10. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    We treat ours with "old bread" (nothing wrong with it, but the kids won't eat it if a "new loaf" is bought.....we've never had a problem....thank goodness!

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