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cat food crunch!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kbu, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. kbu

    kbu Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone have a simple and wasy way to crunch up the cat food for the chickens so it is smaller. [​IMG]
    i got kitten food (very high protein) and they still think it is to big! they want to eat it but do not like the size. [​IMG]
    any help with turning this into a simple thing and not hours of smashing would be great...thanks!
     
  2. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    Do you have a blender? you could crumble it that way?
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Check a local swap meet, e-bay, consignment shops, etc. for a hand cranked meat grinder. They work great, are very cheap, & are everywhere. [​IMG]
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    I just soak mine in hot water........they enjoy the "mush".
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I'll bet your chickens would like it moistened in water.
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure that the cat food does not contain any poultry products.

    Cannibalism was the a big factor in BSE in cattle as cattle feed contained beef products. It is surely just a matter of time before a prion disease finds its way into chickens if they are eating each other.
     
  7. artsyrobin

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    ummm BSE?

    ok, went and searched.... mad cow disease but apparently there isn't a chicken version?
     
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  8. musson

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    pgpoultry - You have any research to back up that statement?
     
  9. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    I found this thread- post 13 explains it in relation to chickens

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3156790

    Mad Cow came from feeding dead cows to cows, who are herbivores. There is no Mad Pig or Mad Chicken disease that I'm aware of. The feeds say no ruminants are used in the feed, so they use decent quality pig protein, at least the ones on the labels I've read.

    now that we have hijacked your thread...sorry!!

    i'think dampening it would be the easiest-​
     
  10. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi All,
    If you need a higher protein feed for your flock why not not buy a higher protein chicken feed which is formulated for chickens not cats.
    Check the protein content of the cat food and compare the cost to hi protein chicken or turkey feed. I would bet cat food is more expensive when ingredients are compared. Try fish meal formulated for poultry to boost protein content of your mix or raise meal worms.

    Joe
     

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