Can I feed them cereal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bearz, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. bearz

    bearz Songster

    May 20, 2008
    I have an 8 yr old who goes back and forth between what kind of cereal he likes. I have a few boxes of old, stale cereal. Not spoiled, just stale. I'm betting the chickens would love them but want to know if it is OK.

    Do I have to worry about sugar content or, since it is just a handful here and there and with 50 chickens they probably won't get more than 1 piece each, its nothing to worry about.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sure, feed away. Just like all treats, moderation is key. With 50, a box would be cleaned up pretty quick. LOL

    I've given mine total since it leaves a nasty metalic flavor in your mouth. They were a bit hesitant but would eat it. Side by side with a handfull of rasin bran though, the rasin bran is gone in a blink of an eye and the darker colored metalic total is last to be eaten. Even they know. [​IMG]

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