Dog food for chicken

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MonkeyZero, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca

    I was wondering if dog food is good for them. I let my chickens run all around the yard today, and they ate a lot of dog food. My roo is moulting, I heard cat food is good for helping the moult. My pullet has not yet moulted. So is it OK?

    What are some nutritonal values of it
  2. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    oh yeah

    Some of the pieces have tiny bits of meat
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Lots o' protein in dog food especially in the ones with fish and egg
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I do that. I buy dry dog food that is made from fish, sweet potato, etc., all the good stuff 'cause my dog has allergies to other ingredients. So all that in there is good for them, I just ground some up in a blender and set it aside to mix in with the other treats. They ate it right up! I try to stick with fish. I just have a hard time giving the girls chicken......
  5. earthnut

    earthnut Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Seattle, Cascadia
    I don't because I couldn't find one with out chicken in it and I really don't feel comfortable feeding chicken to chickens.

    They really just need the extra protein. Other sources are mealworms (it's easy to grow your own!), soybean meal, and milk.
  6. newchickowner

    newchickowner Songster

    Aug 19, 2007
    I feed my chickens in the morning before the dogs and donkey, one day I happened to drop a few pieces of dry dogfood as I was scooping it out of the bin while a hen was near. Naturally she came over to see what I dropped, ate it, and apparently spread the word because they fly, run, jump, over each other past their scratch to get to me first as I'm scooping the dogfood now. I throw a couple of handfulls out as I'm feeding the dogs. Between 19 chickens, the pieces only bounce once as it hits the ground before it's gobbled up!! [​IMG] I love my chickens!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Mine clean up after the dogs and the cats, no harm done!
  8. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    I feed them dog food when I run out of chicken food sometimes. [​IMG]

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