feeding kitchen scraps to chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gemtrem, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. gemtrem

    gemtrem New Egg

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    Hi,
    I would like some feedback-lol-
    wondering what other people do when feeding yummy kitchen scraps to the flock: does anyone blend them up first to make them more pureed/slightly chunky? or can they be fed directly depending on what it is?I'd imagine it would vary and depend...we usually slightly blend most everything together before feeding.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Meats, grind up finely
    Veggies, if cooked, they can eat it if mushy. If al dente, needed to be cooked more.
    Fruits, no problem.
    Pasta and rice, make sure they are well cooked.
     
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just take leftovers and throw them in the run [​IMG] If some pieces are to big they run around chasing eachother trying to get a piece of it. It's fun to watch [​IMG]
     
  4. ForkCity

    ForkCity Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh! I had no idea how much chickens really eat! I took a pot of scraps out to them and it was eaten in about an hour..
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It's surprising how much they eat!
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    An hour! [​IMG]

    My girls knock me down, grab the plates out of my hands, and gobble everything down in a nanosecond!
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've started giving them one piece at a time so that I can watch them play chicken football with the chunks of whatever.
     
  8. fowlmood

    fowlmood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually break the scraps up into smaller pieces, but that is mostly so I can spread it out in the run. This gives everyone a chance to get at something and it makes them move around a little bit and search for an extra bite.
     
  9. Queen Chika

    Queen Chika Out Of The Brooder

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    I break mine up and sprinkle around their outdoor run, they talk up a storm telling me how greatful they are for the treat! I love it!
     

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