Is it ok for chickens to eat cat food? I have some feral cats on my property (3) that I feed. I actually keep a container out for them and fill it once a week. Well, my chickens have managed to find where I keep the cat food container and once a day they go over there and are eating the cat food. I'm not to thrilled about it, but don't want to keep them penned up. I have 1 rooster and 5 hens that go over and eat the cat food. Today I got 3 new chickens (RIR,Barred Rock and Silver Phoenix). All are hens about a year to year and a half old. The guy that I got them from feeds all his chickens dog food all the time. Is this good or not? Are there any health risks that I should watch for in these new hens? Now that I have these guys they will be getting organic grains along w/ organic layer pellets. All 3 of them are big and healthy, but moulting right now so they are pretty scraggley. The RIR is actually larger than the other RIR I have.