Cereal that has rice ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lost, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some ceral that nobody here want eat.Is it ok to feed it to the chickens?Rice krispies-crispix-multigrain cheerios-cheerios-banana nut crunch-honey bunches of oaks.THanks for your reply.I seen on here how some feed there scaps.So i thought i would ask.they have all the other good healthy food in there feeder. Thought maybe they would like this
     
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as long as it does not have alot of sugar in it, and it is not starchy, salty, it is a good food for them to try.
     
  3. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
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    They will love it,,,just feed it out to them as their treat everyday. I do not waste anything anymore because my chickens get it all.
    I can't open my back door because they think I am going to throw treats off the deck.
     
  4. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just scared of the rice. Thank ta'll
     
  5. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, send that expensive cereal over to my house! Just kidding.

    Rice is one of my chicken's favorite foods!
     
  6. karrie

    karrie Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens LOVE Rice Krispies! I buy the big institutional size bags at Wal Mart (don't know right off what brand) & give them a little handful every day!
     
  7. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    Quote:Cooked rice in small quantities is ok. It is mostly the uncooked rice and especially the instant rice like Minute Rice, because it can expand. Too much of the super starchy rice can get impacted in their craw, if they don't have other food and grit to break it up. Cereal rice is fine!

    Shelly
     
  8. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ATTENTION Shelly and Lost.

    It is absolutely not true that rice will expand and hurt your chickens or any other bird for that matter. Rice, like any other food that ANY BIRD EATS is ground up in thier crop and digested perfectly safely like any other food they eat.
    It is a buch of male bovine manure that throwing rice at weddings will hurt the birds that eat it. It aint nothin but a false tree huggers wives tale.

    See fer yerself.

    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/birdrice.asp
     
  9. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank ta'll there eating Cereal to night lol for the concerned people they have good food too that stays full:plbb really thank ya'll i didnt want to hurt my new kids lol
     

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