Feeding chickens leftovers from juicer. Too much fiber?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenBiscuit, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. ChickenBiscuit

    ChickenBiscuit Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started juicing and I wonder if I can feed my ladies all the scraps that are leftover. For those of you unfamiliar with juicing, we're talking about a whole mixing bowl of veggies and fruit, reduced to a cup of pulp. I hate the thought of throwing it away, especially having chickens. BUT, I'm concerned about all that straight concentrated roughage in their diet. Like it could get them all "blocked" or something. What do you think?
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Nope...it's good for them! My mom juiced carrots every morning for about 17 years and gave the pulp to the dog and the chickens...both loved it and did well with it.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I am pretty sure that chickens when feeding to their own interests in a free-range setting, will consume more fiber from plant matrials than you will provide as table scraps. My birds when eating their most preferred diet in late spring produce feces that nearly 50% plant fiber by weight. They have a limited capacity to digest fiber and fiber may enhance normal gut function.
     
  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kingman Arizona
    It's a great food for them, go ahead.
     

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