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can chickens have peanut butter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mommysongbird, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    I was going to give our girls (let my 10 yro make them some hanging snacks) some bagels with peanut butter and birdseed on them. Is this okay, or should I use something else instead of the PB??

    Also what should I hang them up with? I was going to hang 1 or 2 in the run and 1 in the coop. Got bagals cheap at Wal-Mart the other day, so I wanted to use before they mold.

    We usually do this for the wild birds in the winter and just hang with a piece of yarn, but I don't want our girls trying to eat the yard.
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine usually get the left over PB & J sandwichs from the kids so I don't see why not.
     
  3. fatsu

    fatsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peanut butter is fine and they'll love it. I'd use a stong yarn if your going to hang it or throw it in their food dish. They'll tear into it lickity split
     
  4. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:Okay, thanks

    I just gave them some leftover mashed potatoes, noodles and some rolls that I got from wal-mart the other day for cheap. So I will do the bagals/peanut butter and bird seed in a few days.

    What about put them on the end of bungy cords? Or run the cord through them?? I also have some like coated baling twine that I could use. Just didn't want them to break it and then try to eat it.
     
  5. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of hanging it, you could put it on a sitck and stand it up in the yard.
    Or even tie it to the fencing of the run.

    Of course, then they woulnd't have to try to hit the moving target as it swings back and forth. [​IMG]

    I would try to find something besides yarn to hang it with. Yarn will be too easy for them to tear into pieces and will hold peanutbutter in the fuzz to tempt them. I think the coated baling twine sounds better.
     
  6. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:Yeah, I don't like the idea of yarn, not for the chickens (for regular birds so they can build their nests with is okay) but not my girls. They are either in the coop or in the run. No free range here unfortunately. [​IMG] I was going to either hang a few on their run walls (the wire) or suspend it from the run top. That is why I thought the coated bailing twine or the bungy cord would for better. We have ALL sized of bungy cords, so I can use like a 'loop' through the bagal hole and put them in different places around the run.

    Need to find something for them for inside the coop, especially with the nasty rainy weather and it will probably be getting cold again soon, I am sure.
     
  7. pv46sd

    pv46sd Just Hatched

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    Just put it in a suet feeder like you use for birds. I make my own with peanut butter, raisins, bird seed, wheat, chicken scratch... whatever I have on hand & place foil in the feeder, put mixture in there & pop in the freezer or frig till set. Then remove the foil & your chickens will love it! You can also use tallow, lard or meat drippings. Unsalted sunflower seeds in the shell are also a good item to add. [​IMG]
     

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