Can chickens have chocolate?

Abriana

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Can chickens have chocolate? I know sugar is bad for them, so I won't be feeding it to them, but I am curious. Any other do's and don'ts of chicken treats would be appreciated as well!
 

PD-Riverman

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Can chickens have chocolate? I know sugar is bad for them, so I won't be feeding it to them, but I am curious. Any other do's and don'ts of chicken treats would be appreciated as well!
I never give my chickens chocolate---I always eat that myself---LOL. Being serious---I never checked to see--but I do not recall ever giving them any----maybe a slice of cake with chocolate Icing----if I have any thing like that left over---the hogs get most of it.
 

rosemarythyme

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Given that chocolate is toxic to animals like dogs and cats (though from a quick google I don't see any mention of birds, mostly due to lack of testing it seems) I would not risk it. Beyond that, I don't think there would be any benefit to giving them chocolate that would make me want to try it out.
 

Abriana

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I was not planning to test it, or give them any, and you are right-there really is no benefit. Just curious! Thanks for your opinions!
 

Oceanpizza

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Chocolate has caffeine and theobromine, which makes it toxic to many pets, including chickens. So no, they cannot have chocolate.
 

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