dog food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by louisebailes, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. louisebailes

    louisebailes Out Of The Brooder

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    my chucks love dog biscuits, my little boy gives them alsorts hence why they love him![​IMG]
    however would you say its ok to give to them?[​IMG]
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  3. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest to limit the treats. Too many treats is not good for them.

    Very good advice. Dog food is like candy to chickens. The trouble is that it is formulated to the needs of dogs and not chickens. Just as you would not feed your children a diet of jellybeans, your chickens should not be fed a diet of treats.​
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Well I think it would depend on the type of Dog Food you are referring to.
    Some Dog Food like Bil-Jac is a very good treat for chickens and I would not by any means consider it, "candy".

    Chris
     
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  5. louisebailes

    louisebailes Out Of The Brooder

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    well no wonder the chucks love my little boy they get so excited when he s in the garden!! just like he does when nanny comes lol x thanks
     
  6. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog Food like Bil-Jac is a very good treat for chickens and I would not by any means consider it, "candy".

    Sorry. I did not realize that there was dog food out there that had been formulated for chickens. By "candy" I meant that chickens would think of it as a treat, as candy would be to a human, and ignore the correct food that had been supplied to them.​
     

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