Can My Chickens Eat......... Questions and Answers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Crafty-Duck, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This thread is for people like me! who have questions about what foods chickens can eat.


    Hopefully we can get some experienced chicken owners to answer our questions.



    *Note*
    There are no stupid questions! so ask away[​IMG]
     
  2. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can chickens eat Cream Of Wheat?
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Yup, they can eat "Cream of Wheat". For the most part it is just ground Wheat.

    Chris
     
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  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! that's what I figured but just wanted to make sure! I always hear people feeding their chickens oatmeal but never Cream Of Wheat so I figured I would double check!.
     
  5. Fillyelf

    Fillyelf Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a bag of shelled, roasted chestnuts.I don't much care for them.[​IMG] Can I give them to the chickens and ducks?
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Well, don't go by me, but I think wild turkeys eat them, so why not chickens?
     
  7. Fillyelf

    Fillyelf Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. I guess I'll give it a try.[​IMG]
     
  8. hnsmom

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    Santa is bringing my 12 yo dd a little Serama hen for Christmas. She's about 3 1/2 months old and I just picked her up this morning. She's eating starter right now. Is it okay to feed her fruits/veggies? Is there an age you begin giving them this or can they have it right away? I'm new to chickens so I have a lot to learn!
     
  9. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be okay to feed it some fruit and veggies as a treat!
     
  10. hnsmom

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    Thank you! Are there any absolutely no-nos? I read somewhere no avocado.... I have some yellow squash here tonight...
     

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