feeding bread

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by redstar, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. redstar

    redstar Out Of The Brooder

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    i gave them a half slice of bread they loved it, will it hurt them? how much can they have? i dont want to hurt them.[​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My pullets get several entire loaves of day old bread just about every other day. They love it especially the whole grain breads with plenty of seeds in it.
     
  3. tomdeggeater

    tomdeggeater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MissPrissy, That brings a thought to mind. Many of these mega-markets give away their day old bread to soup kitchens, shelters, etc... And, they look for volunteers to sort and deliver.
    It might be possible to arrange volunteer-ism in exchange for a few loaves. Thereby benefiting the hungry people, the chickens, and one's own self esteem at the same time.
    I can't see any loser in a situation like that.
    (I'm sure the Father wouldn't mind at all, either.)
    TomD [​IMG]
     
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  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Tom, I do the USDA paper work for the food bank as a volunteer so I get some leftovers for my chickens and goats. [​IMG]
     
  5. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi I havent heard or seen anything to the contrary and my chooks love grainy bread, though I put water through it to make it easy to digest.
    They especially like it toasted then soggy.
    I tried my ducklings with small pieces but one piece nearly got stuck in throat so I havent tried it again.
    I get my day old bread for free and hate to waste it.
    Helen
     

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