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given 200# rice - ok to feed to chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kingsfarm, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. kingsfarm

    kingsfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This much rice will go a long way.....is it ok to feed as main staple -- they get milk/bran mush also for calcium....they free range during the day and come in at night...fed am & evening.....
     
  2. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think rice has much if any nutritional value...
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Mine love it but I just feed leftover rice from supper. You should cook it, before feeding.
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if you are free ranging them and if so, what they might have access to in the area? Rice really is just filler with not much nutritional value. Do you not have a farm store in your area that sells chicken feed?
     
  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It will be OK as a treat, maybe not so much as a main staple. It does supply some important vitamins and minerals, plus it is a low fat sources of carbohydrates.
    The nice thing is that if you keep it dry it will last a long time.
    Score!

    Imp
     
  7. Al Gerhart

    Al Gerhart Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard there is a danger in feeding dry rice so cook it beforehand.
     
  8. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love to eat cooked rice mixed with yogurt...
     
  9. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know the nutritional value of rice but you do not have to cook rice before feeding it to chickens. Many pigeon grain mixes contain rice.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Raw rice (Paddy rice):

    Water 11.7%
    Proteins 7.5%
    Fat 2.3%
    Fiber 8.5%
    Starch 56.5%
    Sugar 5.3%
    Ca. 0.04%
    P. 0.12%
    Na. 0.01%
    Methionine 0.10%
    Lysine 0.31%

    Chris
     

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