cat food supplement question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nuchickontheblock, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From time to time I read about supplementing protein with cat food. What kind? and how much? dry, moist? flavor? brand?

    any suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello nuchickontheblock. I've seen people on this site warn about feeding too much cat food because of the salt content. I have never fed cat food to mine. Other sources of protein you could try are scrambled eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese and meat scraps. You might want to search this site (using Search in the upper right hand corner) for information on feeding cat food to chickens, until someone comes along to give you more information than I can.
     
  3. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    For 5 hens*, I probably give them a total of 1/2 c. per week. It's a protein supplement that I add to a mix of several different whole grains, used as scratch for them, especially when molting.

    Forgot to add: I use a high-quality dry cat food.

    *full-sized adult hens, over a year old.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2011

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