Good to eat/ NOT good to eat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by new chick mummy, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. new chick mummy

    new chick mummy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, so after reading through a fair few (to say the least ;) )
    I'm seeing that chick's/chickens can eat a he'll of a lot more than I originally thought. Just to be on the safe side. Is there a list of non edible food stuff anywhere??
    I'm guessing this is shorter than the edible list. :)
    Thanks in advance Edie
     
  2. amydzek

    amydzek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure there is... but I dont know where.. my girls wont touch onions and certian plants in the yard they leave alone...they also dont like anything citrus... but here is a list of things they do love... basically they would be thrilled if I gave them a plate of our dinner each night!

    here is a quick list of some fave treats!
    cottage cheese
    yogurt
    grapes
    apples
    strawberries
    any kind of meat
    fish
    scrambled eggs
    spinach
    kale
    collard greens
    tomatoes
    cucumbers
    rice
    crickets
    and spaghetti
     
  3. new chick mummy

    new chick mummy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much for posting a reply.
    I will keep their new menu handy :D
     
  4. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. FAVS:
    Peaches
    Mashed potatoes (They go crazy over those!!)
    Clover
    raw Eggs/ cooked eggs
    Egg shells
    Spagetti
    Apples
    Green beans
    strawberries
    Blue berries
    black berries
    Rasberries
    And much much much more!! :D
     
  6. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I generally find that if it's not edible they won't eat it... Any scraps from the kitchen go to my flock and they eat what's good and leave the rest to be swallowed by the litter. The only things that I wouldn't throw in there would be stuff that is outright poisonous, but even then I suspect that if I did they just wouldn't eat it, unless you somehow managed to trick them or force them into eating it somehow. I also try to avoid giving them modern human processed "junk food" but then again I wouldn't eat any of that stuff myself either...

    Chickens have been scavenging in midden heaps and weedy scrublands for centuries and if they were capable of discerning edibility for themselves, at least to some degree, they would have all poisoned themselves long ago...
     

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