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

    Aug 29, 2013
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    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 is a laxative here:

    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.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013

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