can chickens eat marshmallows?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Da Chicken Guy, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Da Chicken Guy

    Da Chicken Guy In the Brooder

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    Will marshmallows hurt chickens if they eat them?
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    You wouldn't want to feed them sugary treats.
    If they got a bite on accident it shouldn't be a big deal.
     
  3. Village Farm

    Village Farm In the Brooder

    Sugar, especially in such a sticky form, is really bad for their teeth...
     
  4. Southerngirl

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  5. BJ

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    They might try to set on a large marshmallow in the nest box!![​IMG]
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  7. kees

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    Since I don't eat food that doesn't have much nutritional value myself, I don't think that an occasional marshmallow would hurt, but I wouldn't make it part of their regular diet.

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  8. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

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    Quote:Thanks for that info.
     
  9. jajones121953

    jajones121953 Hatching

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    Yes they can, I give it to my chickens every other weekend, but I give them the mini marshmallows. They ADORE them. And it is not bad for them at all :D
     
  10. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    In moderation, almost anything.

    I've been known to dump leftover stale birthday cakes, icing and all.

    Might have messed up their diet for the day, but so does MY birthday...

    We all survived.
     

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