Feeding bread

SarahFair

Songster
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
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Will feeding too much bread to a silkies poop thick and hard to come out?
I had to keep my silkie inside during the recent floods here. While inside I divided them up a honey roll left over from dinner. That was 2 nights ago.

Today I kept smelling poop. I picked her up and turned her over and noticed a BIG pop wad that wasnt even completely out but stuck all in her feathers. I turned my other one over and she has no spoiled feathers.
 

canada-goose

Is Mostly Harmless
12 Years
Jul 16, 2009
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I don't really know. I suppose large amounts of bread might cause that. All I can say is, it must have been too much of a good thing!
 

RendonRoo

Songster
10 Years
Feb 7, 2009
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It may have been from the sugar in the honeyroll. Too much sugar can give them diarrhea thus pastybutt. I give my chickens all the heals from our bread and have not had any problems. Good Luck
 

SarahFair

Songster
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
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Monroe, Ga
Thanks guys. I took another look again last night and yesterday (and im sorry if this word is a little too much but...) her bum was throbbing kinda. There is a liquidy poo leaking out. She runs around fine and seems like nothing is bothering her. I dont see worms in her poo..

Ill check on her again this afternoon..
 

Enchanted Sunrise Farms

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 26, 2007
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Sometimes my chickens leak a bit when i pick them up and turn them over to check their vent. So i wouldn't be too worried. But in general, i have heard that you don't want to feed bread to your chickens on a regular basis. It doesn't have a lot of nutritional value and i have seen my hens struggle sometimes getting it down their throats, even small pieces.
 

animallover72491

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 24, 2009
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Bread is actually not very good for birds. It will fill them up while giving them almost zero nutrition, and a lot of birds have trouble digesting it - I always assumed the digestion problem was the same with chickens so never risked giving it to my girls.
 

Tala

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 14, 2009
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Benton (Saline County) AR
The heels from loaves of bread either go to my dog or my chickens, but I don't go out of my way to feed either of them any extra bread. The amount they get doesn't seem to hurt.

Also don't eat a PJ&J while gathering eggs - unless you want to share.
 

rstampa

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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Bread has sugar in it. And a lot more then people think. Read the package.
If I every do feed my girls bread it would be home ground, home made whole wheat bread. I make it every day and we love it heals and all. Neither the dog, the fish, the birds or the chickens get my bread.
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Chickens have a very simple taste sensory system unlike ours that have a high sense of taste. I hear people always saying "Put they love the stuff" Well they eat all kinds of stuff including glass. I wouldn't what my chickens ordering my dinner.
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Also you can make your own bread crumbs from your leftover heals.
 

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