1. just one of the peeps

    just one of the peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I did a search and came up empty handed... I have leftovers from dinner last night, green beans, peas, cauliflower, and broccoli with garlic and butter. I know that I can give them all those veggies but was wondering about the butter... there is nothing listed on the treats chart saying one way or another... is butter on their veggie leftovers okay or a no go?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If I eat it, so do the birds. Everything scrap food goes out to the birds around here, even the things on the no-no list. But mine range freely and don't generally eat things out of boredom that can harm them.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Same here. Every Saturday we clean out the fridge & all the leftovers go to the chickens.
     
  4. Mrs Chickens

    Mrs Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Butter won't harm chickens same as a bit of milk in oats. Same as us don't let them have too much as like us will get unhealth fat but a bit every now and again won't hurt. If they are anything like mine if they don't like it they won't eat it
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    With a teenager in the house, we don't often get to do a fridge clean out. But any bottom of the pan/bowl scrapings we have left over go to the chickens. I wouldn't throw a stick of butter out to them or anything (lol), but butter in/on the leftover food is fine.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Same as us don't let them have too much as like us will get unhealth fat but a bit every now and again won't hurt.

    Fat doesn't make people OR chickens fat. It is carbohydrates that are the problem. Butter...natural butter...is not an unhealthy fat.

    Fat facts if you are interested...
    http://www.westonaprice.org/The-Skinny-on-Fats.html
     
  7. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say go for it. Butter is delicious, so you'll probably get all kinds of eggs. [​IMG] Yummm.
     
  8. just one of the peeps

    just one of the peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the replies! the girls are in for the night but will be getting the scraps when they go out to the run in the morning!
    Butter won't harm chickens same as a bit of milk in oats. Same as us don't let them have too much as like us will get unhealth fat but a bit every now and again won't hurt. If they are anything like mine if they don't like it they won't eat it

    one of my hens could use some fattening up she always looks so thin next to her counterpart... and she's the one who always finds and tries to eat that one piece of trash that has blown into the yard from the neigborhood...ugh!... the neighbors probably think we're crazy when they see my daughter and me chasing her around trying to get whatever she's found before she eats it! [​IMG]
     
  9. just one of the peeps

    just one of the peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Fat doesn't make people OR chickens fat. It is carbohydrates that are the problem. Butter...natural butter...is not an unhealthy fat.

    Fat facts if you are interested...
    http://www.westonaprice.org/The-Skinny-on-Fats.html

    or maybe... I just need to increase her carbs [​IMG] ...skinny chicken!
     

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