Can my chickens eat milk chocolate?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken ninja88, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. chicken ninja88

    chicken ninja88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started a small backyard flock and make my own food, but have run out of molasses. I have been wondering if I can use ground milk chocolate as a temporary substitute for molasses. Also, does anybody here no if chickens like rice?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Cooked rice is fine, but I would not feed a chicken chocolate. It is toxic to birds and can even be fatal.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Why are you feeding your birds molasses?

    Rice is fine, cooked or raw.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Molasses isn't necessary for chicken feed...it is a laxative here:
    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html

    I have fed COB with molasses before, just one bag. No ill effects. But it isn't necessary in chicken feed.

    Raw or cooked rice is OK. White rice is just a treat. Brown rice is nutritious. They love cooked rice...dunno about raw.

    I wouldn't ever feed chocolate to chickens.
     
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