Giving chickens Ice Cream

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Gonzo, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    My DH wants to give the rest of the half gallon of butter pecan ice cream to our chickens tomorrow as a treat. What do you think? Will the pecans be ok for them? They have grit... I told him I'd check with ya'll first! [​IMG]
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everything in moderation! My girls enjoyed some cheesecake left out overnight from a party this morning [​IMG]
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    No way should you ever give your chickens ice cream! Never! Just call me and I'll eat it!

    I wonder if chickens get ice cream head ache?

    My inlaws used to give their chickens just about anything with no problem but occasional diarrhea.
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Dairy is VERY bad for chickens!!!! I would suggest not giving them it.......................
     
  5. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed my chickies milk and yogurt ( sugar free) on a regular basis... so i don't see why ice cream would be bad as long as you don't do it every day, and to the poster who said dairy is bad for them what is that founded on? Not trying to start a war honestly curios... i would hate to be feeding my chickies something harmful.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yes, chickens get brain freeze. I gave my chickens a big bowl of strawberry sherbert one day. When they tried to gulp it down, being the pigs they are, it caused their hackle feathers to go up and stay up. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Quote:yogurt is fine cause of the probiotic but dairy cause really bad runny poo which could dehydrate them. My source is BYC. LOL I posted the same question awhile back and got bumbarted by NO, BAD, NO, DON'T DO it............LOL

    So i never give them dairy except for the yogurt once a week

    there is a treat chart on here that has good and bad treats. also never knew bananas were bad also................AS I MOVED ALL THE BANANA TREES, which wasn't easy i might add....lmao
     
  8. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is milk okay? Thanks for not getting offended!
     
  9. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
  10. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I don't think I've ever heard of anyone giving chickens ice cream. I'm sure they would eat it, I doubt it would be very good for them though. The more processed food is, the worse it is for you (or your pets). A little is probably ok, but they'd probably rather have some nice cold watermelon or something else similar and more natural for a chicken....
     

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