cat food

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rita2paul, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. rita2paul

    rita2paul Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i live in England and have been reading about people giving their chickens cat food, can anyone tell me why as i have never heard of anyone doing this before.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I feed cat food for extra protein and they love this treat.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Chickens love catfood, and pretty much everything else. Catfood is high in protein and in conjunction with regular 16-18% layer protein it can cause gout when the birds get older. It's best to stay with regular feed.
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Chickens love catfood, and pretty much everything else. Catfood is high in protein and in conjunction with regular 16-18% layer protein it can cause gout when the birds get older. It's best to stay with regular feed.

    This is true. If you feed too much protein when they`re growing, they can develope too fast and have bone/joint problems. If too much as adults, you can stress their bodies and force a molt, which causes even more stress than a regular molt. If too much when they`re old, gout may occure. Most cheap dry catfoods are around 30% protein. Two or 3 morsels a couple times a week will help during a molt, or when growing feathers, but most of the time, a balanced commercial diet is best.......Pop
     

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