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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by frankenchick, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The "under-5" set along our country road love to come feed their scraps to the chickens. It has given me a great chance to get acquainted with my younger neighbors and do a little chicken PR. [​IMG]

    Is there anything they shouldn't feed the chickens? We've learned that they don't like celery and that mac 'n' cheese gives 'em the poops, but is there anything that is actually bad for chickens?
     
  2. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Far as I've heard here, tater peels & avocados are no-nos. And salty stuff. Keep that to a minimum. There are probably more, but that's all I can remember.
     
  3. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you can't feed them onions...And anything with a very strong flavor will make their eggs taste bad, if I remember correctly.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I just try to keep the salt in left overs and treats down like cookinmom says, but as for potato peels and other stuff like that, I find my hens just don't eat it. Haven't had a problem yet and everything left overs goes out to them.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:mine run over each other for mac n cheese.

    Mine love tomatoes, grapes & berries. They aren't big on citrus (sp?) bell peppers or mushrooms.
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    they cant have citrus i dont think
     
  7. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    not much they CANT eat...but definitively watch the salt. That means only a couple potato chips every once in great while!

    However, you can also hang a small pail of chicken scratch or other treats on the fence that the kids can reach. Then your chickens will get good treats all the time.

    Keep up the good PR!

    Sandra
     
  8. rrrsmom

    rrrsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    However, you can also hang a small pail of chicken scratch or other treats on the fence that the kids can reach. Then your chickens will get good treats all the time.

    better yet, invest in a gumball machine that takes real money and make the little ones bring their quarters to feed the chickens! [​IMG]
     
  9. broncbuster07

    broncbuster07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine any and all table scraps, they won't eat it if it's not good for them.
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    That's not very good PR! [​IMG]
     
  10. mountainvieworchards

    mountainvieworchards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no chewing gum!
     

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