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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

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    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

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    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.
     
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