cooked spaghetti

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by terry the teacher, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi you all,
    I had left over spaghetti and gave some to my two girls this morning - who loved it. But I want to make sure that it's not just "empty calories" before I give them more. What do you think?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's fine for a once in awhile treat...just as long as their reg. feed is kept out.....
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Yeah, it is sort of empty calories. But the entertainment value is so high that giving them some once in a while would be rewarding.
     
  4. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere on this site that you can freeze the spaghetti and give it to them when it's hot. And it's been HOT here in Central Texas.
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    LOL
    I just took some down to the chickens last night that was left over from supper. I only give it about every 2 weeks so they enjoy it as a side dish to their own regular food. My free range chickens don't care anything for it but my cooped chicks really love something different.[​IMG]
     
  6. xanaxnation

    xanaxnation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe the excercise they get from chasing each other with noodles helps burn off some of the empty calories [​IMG] LOL my girls fling it all over the place
     
  7. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine act like it's manna from Heaven! I just try not to give too much or too often.
     
  8. carwinew

    carwinew Out Of The Brooder

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    My free range chickens love spaghetti. They also get stale crackers, chips and bread as treats in addition to laying pellets. They really love the seeds and pulp left over from melons which are just now coming into season. If you think chickens running around with spaghetti noodles is funny you should see them with melon pulp and seeds.
     
  9. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I just took them some cut up cantelope and the seeds were the first thing they went for:D. I was surprised because I thought they would like the flesh better. THey are always surprising me![​IMG].
     
  10. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK ... just plain noodles or Spaghetti with sauce ? I KNOW , I KNOW , CAJUN's love it all ... GUESS these cajun chickens are NO exception . [​IMG]
     

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