Feeding Chickens Crackers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Prestonsloan12, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Prestonsloan12

    Prestonsloan12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just curious, is it ok that I feed my chickens crackers two or three times a day. i just cant resist. They all come running to me and jump in my lap every time I go outside. :) But is it healthy?
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    lol this is me feeding them.
     
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my girls crackers sometimes, but you have to be careful, because sometimes the crackers have a lot of salt ( sodium ) and too much salt is not good for them. But you can always give them crackers as a treat!
    Luv the pic btw!
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crackers are fine for chickens, but as stated above, check the salt content first! My chickens don't really go for them unless I wet them with a little water to soften.
    Hope this helps
     
  4. Prestonsloan12

    Prestonsloan12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!!! well what other snacks can i give them? thats strange that they like them wet. haha or maybe my chickens are strange. but then again, all chickens are strange.
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    anything under the sun! They will eat anything. Just don't feed them potatoes or citrus, which have something poisonous in them for the chickens. My chickens favorite is raisins! They LOVE them. They'll even do little 'tricks' for them. :)
     
  6. Prestonsloan12

    Prestonsloan12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of tricks? i used to make my old rooster hop!
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

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  8. Prestonsloan12

    Prestonsloan12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha thats funny! how did you get her to do that
     
  9. Chicks Galore3

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  10. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my girls anything, it goes into the compost and they pick through it. They love crackers, cereal and today they ate a whole jar of expired sport peppers. Gobbled them up like they were nothing :)
     

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