Feeding Time

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mangled, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. mangled

    mangled Songster

    We have three roosters we are penning separately from the flock, and are going to cull. Eventually. [​IMG] A few days ago, I put them on the Purina Meat Bird Feed, don't remember the exact name, but my feed guy said it would beef 'em up for slaughter.

    Now, today, I caught my husband throwing it down as "treats" for the regular flock. My laying hens and 10 week old pullets just snarfed it down like candy.

    Is there serious harm in feeding non-meat birds this, or will it be okay as an "occaisional" treat?

  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    As a very light occasional treat there is no harm.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: