Can Chickens eat canned Vegetables?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tazzer01, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Tazzer01

    Tazzer01 New Egg

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    I have a bunch of canned black eyed peas that was given to me, I don't eat them and was wondering can I feed them to my chickens? I also would like to know about any other canned vegetables.
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. The only thing to worry about might be the added salt. Since it is only a occasional thing I wouldn't worry about that. That goes for most other canned foods.
     
  3. Tazzer01

    Tazzer01 New Egg

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    I thought it would be ok, I may run them under some water to rinse off some of the extra salt. Thanks
     
  4. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the cans are the pull tab kind they might not be able to open the cans but other than that I don't see a problem.
     
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  5. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    Absolutely, they can eat it. They will love it and they will come running when they see you come out into the yard.

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  6. Kristen5894

    Kristen5894 Just Hatched

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    Haha![​IMG]
     
  7. carypeterson

    carypeterson New Egg

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    lol, chickens seem to eat anything and everything even dinner scraps to grass and bugs.
     
  8. pauleberly

    pauleberly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine today had some baby carrots (used a food processor), cooked tater, rice , and pick chop. Oddly enough, they all fought for the pork chop first and rice last. I figured it would be the other way lol
     
  9. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    ...well?

    It's been a bit over 3 days now, how'd they like it?

    Pictures?


    Mosh pit?
     
  10. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    People worry to much about the salt, it's an essential nutrient that they need and for it to do any real harm it has to be taken in copious amounts every day, amounts that are highly unlikely in any food that is palatable... The salt in canned vegetables is likely no worse then chickens in coastal areas scratching around the salt saturated soil at then end of the day...
     

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