Can chickens eat sugar cane?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by heathergreen, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. heathergreen

    heathergreen Chirping

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    I searched this forum and google and haven't found the answer to this yet. Can chickens eat sugar cane, you know fresh cut from the field?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    No, I don't believe they can. Sugarcane is very fibrous and the birds don't have any way to chew it even if you peeled it for them. It would take something like a goat or a cow with teeth and the ability to digest fibrous material to cope with sugarcane. Particularly ripe cane.
     
  3. heathergreen

    heathergreen Chirping

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    Thanks so much for the reply, I hadn't read anything about it so I assumed it was something they could not eat.
     

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