Cat food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lfoose, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read on the list that cat food is ok to feed to chickens. An old farmer I know says no, it's not? Any idea why it wouldn't be good?
     
  2. chickengirlnm

    chickengirlnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told it might have to much salt in it - and just to be careful giving it to them , mine have only goten it a few times but they love it - so do the ducks
     
  3. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He just got back to me....and said feeding them cat food will make their egg shells soft. Has anyone heard of that?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    As long as it is a treat it will be fine. Mine go up and empty the cat dish every day. [​IMG]
     
  5. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cat food is very high in protein, I think that is why they like it so much. I have to protect my cats when they eat and keep the chickens away from them. In the winter I give them a couple handfuls of cat food almost every day. seems to be ok. I don't remember getting any softer eggs because of it.
     
  6. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get cat food as a treat.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wont hurt as long as they only get a little at a time, shells should not be soft if you give them free choice oyster shell.
     
  8. dlhunicorn

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