Can Bread Give Chickens Diarrhea?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by angelbabyamy, May 23, 2012.

  1. angelbabyamy

    angelbabyamy Songster

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    I have been feeding my chickens bread that we weren't eating. It was a sweet, dark, whole grain bread. I have noticed some chickens having a pale colored diarrhea.
    I have never seen this before and I haven't changed anything in their diet or introduced new chickens. Just been feeding them bread.
     
  2. Yiannisk

    Yiannisk Songster

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    I've been feeding bread for years now never had a problem
    I have a friend who runs a bakery and gives me a lot of left over for free
     
  3. wheat bread is best for chicks :)
     
  4. Make sure you are feeding your hen the right foods. Chocolate, large servings of meat, raw potato skins, citrus fruits, bones, avocado skins and pits, spoiled meat and long-cut grass can all cause digestive problems in chickens.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    It's not the bread.
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If it was sweetened with molasses then there is your problem.
    Too much molasses can give most any livestock diarrhea if given too much at one time.


    Chris
     

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