Feedin Chickens kitchen scraps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Becaco, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Becaco

    Becaco Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    I think I read somewhere that you can't feed chickens gassy type veggies, like beans.

    I was wondering about broccoli. If ok, raw or cooked.

    We have been getting a box of scrap veggies from the commissary each week. It is mostly lettuce scraps, but it does include other stuff. This week it was a bunch of broccoli.

    If I can't feed it to the chickens I can chop it up and put in the compost.
  2. BFeathered

    BFeathered Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    Check out the sticky about chicken treats, it lists everything you can think of, what form it should be, and also some don'ts as well. Broccoli is fine, cooked beans are fine if not seasoned (salty). Have fun spoiling your feathered kids.
  3. jonbanks

    jonbanks Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    well if you cant feed them those veggies i might be in trouble, lol ive givin mine broccli and beans once in a blue moon. htey are fine but im not a pro
  4. Becaco

    Becaco Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Thanks a bunch.

    I saved the chart in my favorites. I'll go back read the whole 13 pages on the Treat Thread when I have more time.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I give my birds treats of scratch, (oats, sunflower seeds, once in awhile bird seed, cracked corn etc.), in small quanities as these are treats. I also give them vegies, fruits, most everything that I can grow. I do grow a lot of corn and watermelon especially, also tomatoes, squash, root crops, the list can go on. I feed them everything except potatoes. I figure they will eat what they want. I do free range them. I have never had a problem with their egg production. Here is the link to BYC Chicken Treat Chart. https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
  6. i feed mine anything I eat except meat, I also don't give them potato peelings, the goats get the peelings and the chickens get any leftover potatoes, that the dogs don't eat. We try to recycle EVERYTHING some way. marrie
  7. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    I printed the list of chicken treats here at BYC and put it in my cookbook. Anytime I wonder if they could have it I just take a second and look. I also keep a container in my fridge labeled Chicken treats! When it is full they get their buffet! [​IMG]
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Ours get table scraps, left overs, plant prunings, cheese rinds, and the contents of forgotten tupperware from the back of the fridge. So far so good!
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Chickens eat about anything,lol.
    What I have heard is that what is good and bad for you is good/bad for the chickens as well.
  10. Becaco

    Becaco Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Want to thank everyone again, you have been a big help.

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