Feeding chickens cat food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JMRANCH, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. JMRANCH

    JMRANCH In the Brooder

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    How often should cat food be feed to chickens if any at all. JMR
     
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It's a fair treat, but not a good diet. Too much protein and too much salt are the main issues; I'm sure there are others, but it's eleven-thirty at night and I'm too lazy to pull up the feed tags and do comparisons and internet searches.

    EDT: Birds can't handle salt as well as mammals can--it gives them heart problems.
     
  3. JMRANCH

    JMRANCH In the Brooder

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  4. JMRANCH

    JMRANCH In the Brooder

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    Hey thanks a lot on the cat food reply, I just found out fish would be better
     
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  5. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    Why the other pet food? Mealworms are great for protein or treats.... I personally wouldn't want fish or cat food in my eggs:sick
     
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  6. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

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    I give mine a high quality caned cat food on occasion. I just gave it today, the last time was a couple weeks ago.
     
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  7. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    I give cat food mostly as treat when it is cold or really wet and when the molt it is dry food but up protein allot
     
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  8. LoveMyChickenBabies

    LoveMyChickenBabies Crowing

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    The chickens at our house seem to just help themselves to the outdoor cat food. They hop up to where it is, and it's never caused them problems :confused: We're trying to get them to stop, but it doesn't seem to work, they just keep flying/hopping up to it
     
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  9. JMRANCH

    JMRANCH In the Brooder

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    Also I’m looking for batams to raise, preferably Japanese Batams young pairs
     
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  10. JMRANCH

    JMRANCH In the Brooder

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    Hey thanks a whole lot
     
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