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can the chickens eat bread?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tracy and the Girls, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    We were making eggs with our chickens eggs this morning and we have a piece of bread left over and we want to know if the chickens can eat it?


    thx,

    Tracy and Teddy
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    they LOVE BREAD!
     
  3. Tracy and the Girls

    Tracy and the Girls Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much!!!!
     
  4. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A one word answer - YES!!
     
  5. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love it in any form--they are my feathered garbage disposals for stale (not moldy) bread...hotdog buns, bagels, wheat...they even got the cinnamon rolls (can't believe my family didn't finish them off) after I scraped all the frosting off...
     
  6. Oosik

    Oosik Out Of The Brooder

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    Once and a while I will check the dumpster at the grocery store. I would actually prefer discarded vegetables and fruits but usually only get bread -- last time about 40 loaves. The bread keeps forever and the chickens eat it all.

    Come to think of it, what doesn't a chicken eat? Perhaps the biggest surprise of having chickens is that they eat everything we think to give them including pumpkins.
     
  7. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    If you can eat it they can eat it.
     
  8. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Before we leave for work, the girls come running to get back into their pen for the day when they see the white bowl coming their way which has bread torn up with warm milk. They say breakfast is the most important meal. [​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You betcha they can eat bread! And they love it.
     
  10. carpetbeggar

    carpetbeggar Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine go bonkers for bread!!! Absolutely crazy!!![​IMG][​IMG]

    As soon as they see me coming they can spot whether I have a piece in my hand or not.

    Sometimes if I have a loaf that hasn't been pre-sliced I'll take a big chunk of it and hang it down from the ceiling of their coop with twine and leave it just high enough off the ground that they have to work at it to get a piece of it. They seem to love the challenge of trying to get it down and it keeps their time occupied, especially those days in the Winter when they can't get out much because of the snow and they start getting contrary with each other.
     
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