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How much "treat" is too much?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bulldog-girl, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. bulldog-girl

    bulldog-girl Songster

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    I have been lurking here for awhile and am finally getting two grown hens in a week or so. (thanks to another BYC member)

    Anyway, we have lots of scraps going to compost right now, salad fixins, tops of carrots all good fresh scraps. Is there a quantity that is too much or should all those goodies go to the two lucky girls? I of course will provide feed.

    I am worried that they could overeat on the veggie scraps and get sick. Can that happen?
     
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  2. ashyannehand

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    I give mine treats almost every day. I usully give them left over salad, grass, cabbage, watermelon, carrotts, bananas or whatever happens to be laying around. I have not had any problems. I avoid corn since it is SO HOT here and it heats them up more. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. bulldog-girl

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    Thanks so much!! I don't want to "kill them with Kindness". Since we raise our greedy bulldogs, I am used to animals that need regulation with food. Our dogs don't "free range" or they would make themselves sick.

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  4. panner123

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    Garden Valley, ca
    Natural treats like veggies are really good for them. Treat like bread or starbucks dounuts should be limited.
    Really nothing with a lot of salt or sugar. Like me, I have some older hens that need their sugar fix from starbucks.
     

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