Feeding too much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mikee1948, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I generally keep chick grower feed in the outdoor trough and the indoor feeder. They eat it, but are very picky about it. WhenI toss an ear of corn into the run, they go nuts trying to get to it, devouring it in an hour. They are seven weeks old. Too much food available?
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Yep!
     
  3. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a picky eater. The fresh ear sounds yummy. How many birds? My young birds eat plenty of feed. I usually mince up something green (grass, weed, herb, leaf, lettuces) every couple days or more often and toss a small handful per 7 birds. Or even small pieces of apple, or whatever fruit is ripe on my trees.
     
  4. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just five birds. I had squash, watermelon, and tomatoes in the run. They all turned their noses up at those. But corn on the cob, they drag the cob around with them to keep it away from the others. Bugs they like too. Wonder if there's any danger to over feeding?
     
  5. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no tomatoes i think they are toxic plants friut and all of it im pretty sure
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    My chickens eat all the tomatoes I can throw them & I have done this for 18 years, no problem. Chickens can eat tomatoes.
     
  7. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine LOVE tomatoes. And if it slows their egg laying I would hate to see what would happen if I quit feeding them tomatoes!
     
  8. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine also LOVE tomatoes, and zucchini, lettuce, yellow squash and devour watermelon! I don't give them too much fresh corn, not much value in it.
     
  9. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    It is the tomato plant that is toxic to chickens and not the fruit.....
     
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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