Cat Food for Chickens

Sportsterjeep

Creekside Acres Farm
9 Years
Jun 1, 2010
1,491
6
131
Mill Hall PA
Yes, just not a steady solid diet. However, I had a free ranging light brahma that would always run to the cat food when she was let out, and she never had issues. It helps when they are coming out of a moult to have the extra animal protein that's in it, especially with crested breeds.
 

dmclalin

Chirping
8 Years
Nov 27, 2011
112
1
79
South Lyon, Michigan
That is good to know. I have several bags of dry cat food that my finicky cats don't like very well and the humane society won't take open food. So I was just going to throw it out to the swans, geese, ducks and other wild critters that populate the pond. I have decided to try chickens this spring and I figure after they become young adults on regular feed that I could supplement their feed. Also friend at local grocery store is going to save me some greens from produce section that they trim away before putting up for sale.
 

Olwethen

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 4, 2011
31
0
22
near Athens GA
Mine LOVE cat food. I don't see any reason it would be bad for them, except for the really cheap cat foods that have artificial color in them. In fact, some cat foods are so high in grains and cereals they are more fit for chickens than cats.

Stephanie
 

upcdayz

Songster
9 Years
Feb 20, 2010
780
5
123
Oklahoma
My chickens love cat food. I'll set a bowl out for them occasionally and they can't get to it fast enough.
 

mamawolf544

Unbreakable Heart
10 Years
Apr 29, 2009
2,439
51
241
alvarado, Tx
My chickens fight the cats for food, my GP will fight the chickens for hen scratch. The pot belly pig and the chickens fight over each others food, including the scraps. And the goats want the chickens feed and the chickens want the goat pellets.


But I have to stand guard so the poor cats can eat.
 

Mum

Songster
8 Years
Dec 23, 2011
872
21
128
UK
Are we talking dry cat food or wet cat food or both?
 

Dirty Farmer

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 2, 2011
126
1
91
We had to move the barn cats food dish up high on a shelf, that only the cats could reach. So the darn hens wouldn't eat it all. They go crazy for the stuff.
 

Dar

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 31, 2008
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28
251
when i let my chickens out the ones that remember make a `B`line for the front porch for the dry cat food. no matter how many times i have told them its cat food.. i have even showed them the bag with the pretty kitty on the front... they just dont get it ... lol


but once the dish is empty it will not get re filled before the chickens are back in the coop
 

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