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Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Southrnmealworm, Aug 7, 2016.
Can you over feed a chicken?
For me that is a yes and a no question.
Yes you can overdo the treats. It throws off the balance of nutrition and protein needs when they pork out on treats.
No you cannot overfeed in that they will only eat what they can actually take in. The trick is balance. The right protein in the correct amounts and not to many treats is important.
If I were to offer my hens a bucket of treats and a bucket of pellets I am certain they would eat treats until those ran out then and only then go to the pellets. Kind of like offering a child a candy bar or a dinner with meat and veggies. Of course the kid would choose the candy bar.
Makes alot of sense..I do throw them a hand full of mealworms as treats now and then..Also bread and such..They also free range so I do believe ive been doing it right..Thanks for the reply's..
Great information thanks very much for sharing..