giving chickens bread

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by graggy, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. graggy

    graggy Out Of The Brooder

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    my wife started giving our chickens bread in their coop. they are 9 weeks old. Is bread ok to give them? thanks
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In moderation yes. I give mine bread often but only a little bit at a time as it has no nutritional value.
     
  3. admhotel

    admhotel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing to remember with treats is to provide some kind of grit for them. if they have access to a run that has sand or dirt they will probley be ok. My chickens love bread [​IMG]
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, its fine but you need to give grit along with it...
     
  5. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 6 Australorps,5 Buff orpingtons and two Silver-laced Wyandottes all about 14 weeks old and they have to have their "bread snack" every night when I get home from work. I will note they do NOT like white bread...just refuse to eat it. But the whole grain bread...they go crazy over! I take a couple of slices in the coop with me,sit on the edge of the sandbox and tear off little pieces for them. Most of the time a few of the girls think I'm too slow and get up in my lap and "help" me!

    Larry
     
  6. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband soaks bread in a little milk. I think it's usually gone before he can get the door shut.
     
  7. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have always givin my chickens bread and have never had problems, but i monitor how much i give them. with the ducks, i give them some, but very little because of it getting stuck in the crop. with a ducks big beak they just eat i big piece, a chicken has to brek it into smaller pieces, so i dont worry as much about the chickens as i do the ducks with bread
     

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