Feeding chickens rice>>

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Cadjien_De_Louisiane, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. muckmuck

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    My son works at a Chinese restaurant and when he works closing brings me the leftover rice that they usually throw in the dumpster. I mix it in a 5 gal. bucket with those big horse alfalfa pellets then barely cover with water and my girls go nuts the next day when I sling the green slop out for them!

    Max
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I bet they loved it!
     
  3. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster

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    I feed my all the time with no problem. I cooked rice with hot pepper to keep them warm in the winter.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  4. cva34

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    Growed up in rice fields in Texas.We also had millions of Blackbirds and sparrows,ducks ,geese,and the list goes on.Never saw a death either..So X-2...cva34
     
  5. grandmaof5

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    I'm glad to hear that rice won't hurt my girls; we eat rice ourselves and have given them the leftovers* 2 or 3 times/week for over the year we've had them. If it supposed to kill them, my hens didn't get the memo...


    * most times it even has rice and garlic in it, along with an assortment of meat and veggies [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The only comment on rice I can think of for now is that once I read a study where they fed chickens ONLY WHITE rice and they died of a vitamin deficiency. But another flock was fed BROWN rice (with all the nutrients) and they survived.

    So, white rice is kind of like white bread...a treat only. Brown rice would be a meal for a chicken.
     
  7. twentynine

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    You are being sarcastic, right?
     
  8. BoltonChicken

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    I think Mr. Grassbaugh has successfully pulled your leg![​IMG]
     

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