giving chickens bread

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

  1. graggy

    graggy In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2010
    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 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    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 Songster

    May 17, 2010
    Rome, Ny
    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 Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I agree, its fine but you need to give grit along with it...
  5. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Songster

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    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!

  6. palochknldy

    palochknldy Chirping

    Jun 7, 2010
    Palo, Iowa
    My husband soaks bread in a little milk. I think it's usually gone before he can get the door shut.
  7. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Songster

    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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