chocolate donuts?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jeannieo, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. jeannieo

    jeannieo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know not to give chocolate to dogs and parrots what but what about just one chocolate donut for 13 chickens? I have this stale chocolate donut that I know they will love but would it be dangerous for them to eat it? I know, not so healthy but darn it all, them chooks will eat ANYTHING! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chocolate doughnut, lizard, decomposed something found while foraging. They'll eat it.

    Some people raise their chickens like pets who will be around forever and a day. Some people raise them as livestock. Some people raise them as small farm animal and therefore they are entitled to anything left from the kitchen - including the meat and veggie scraps and anything else edible but finished with by us humans.
     
  3. sslavo91

    sslavo91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Okay, this sort of answers my question that I posted a few minutes ago. And that is, is it safe to feed the chickens the feed that the mice have been into? I found a dead mouse in it as well... rotting. If they would find this stuff anyway while they are out free ranging (and mine are), I don't have to throw this feed out?
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Quote:I agree mine are lil garbage disposals. They'll eat ANYTHING
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Okay, this sort of answers my question that I posted a few minutes ago. And that is, is it safe to feed the chickens the feed that the mice have been into? I found a dead mouse in it as well... rotting. If they would find this stuff anyway while they are out free ranging (and mine are), I don't have to throw this feed out?

    Since mice and rats are disease carriers you have 2 options -

    1. Throw it out.

    2. Cook it for the chickens - after removing the dead mice. High temps should kill most germs.
     
  6. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you do know mice urinate into the feed???
    not goodfor chickens any age
     
  7. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yuck, yes. Not good for anything period. I used to have squirrels get into my feed bins and urinate in there. Had no other option but to throw it all out [​IMG]
     
  8. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YOU WILL BE GIVING THE WILD BIRDS SOME GOOD FEED
     

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