How much bread is to much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by KaysKoop, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. KaysKoop

    KaysKoop Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens love whole wheat sliced bread. They will fight over it. They are all laying hens and have 16% pellets all you can eat, also scratch feed supplimented and scraps but I worry about the bread. On of the hens flew up and took a whole slice-ran off and ate it then came back begging for more. They all can't seem to get enough! Am i giving them to much at a slice to 1 1/2 each? They are spoiled!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I think that is okay. I just give mine all they can eat. I don't think it can hurt them. They know when to stop eating!
    Hope that helps you! :)
     
  3. kannna

    kannna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bread is kind of empty carbs for chickens. It takes up room in their crop that could be occupied by more healthier stuff. As with all carbs, moderation is the best idea. :)

    Mine get the heels of the bread every week. But that's it.
     
  4. KaysKoop

    KaysKoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks but your breaking my heart and my hens. I just we will have to straighten up and fly rite!
     

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