Can I put leftover gerbil food in the hen house?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by QChickieMama, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    A friend gave me her leftover gerbil feed and bedding. I'd like to use the bedding (looks like the shredded paper kind) in the brooder for older chicks. Any reason I shouldn't do that?

    And can I feed my pullets the gerbil food? It's just WalMart brand rodent feed. I'm just wanting to save a little $ and use up something that's free.
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    The ingredients are all safe for chickens. The blend and analysis isn't correct and balanced for them. I would toss a handful out as a treat or scratch but not offer it as their only food.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
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