Chickens eating catfood

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by marvun22, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They must think it tastes better, but I need a solution. They have chicken food, all Nutrena. I can't give them an all-treat diet.
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you just feed your cat when the chickens are in the coop?
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    ha! i put a cat in my coop about a week ago to catch mice and its working great but my chickens have developed a great love of his cat food to the point of whooping him to get it. lol
     
  4. austindon

    austindon Out Of The Brooder

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    Our ladies were late to start laying and the feed store said they need more protein in addition to the laying feed. They suggested dry cat food. They went nuts over the cat foot. They preferred it over chicken feed. I stopped the cat food just because it did not seem right for them to be eating it ALL THE TIME versus eating their feed.

    Anyway, yes, ours love cat food too. I wonder if they can eat too much of it thought?
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    yes, they can. it has too much protein in it that causes kidney failure i belive. some organ failure.
     
  6. austindon

    austindon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Granny, how about raw hamburger meat?
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i have never gave it to my chickens i save that for me !! all they need is their regular food and some treats in winter dont hurt.lol BOSS black oil sunflower seeds
     
  8. Beulah89

    Beulah89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls love cat biscuits too!
     
  9. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the cat food up on a stack of hay. Most chickens can't fly over 4 feet. Also feed the cat at night after the chickens have gone to bed. Barn cats just need a handful or two of food at a time. Otherwise they don't have much need to hunt.
     
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  10. granny hatchet

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    night, of course. du, on me
     

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