Is bread alright to give as a treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CrowinKing, May 1, 2008.

  1. CrowinKing

    CrowinKing Songster

    Nov 29, 2007
    I was just wondering if bread was ok to give chickens? Its not stail or moldy my wife won't eat it because she said there was a fly inside the bread bag! Kid left it open on the counter before school!!
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Yes, it's okay to give to the chickens as a treat, but not so much that they ignore their nutritious pellet feed.
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    My son is very consistent about 1 thing! Not finishing his breakfast.[​IMG] So my girls are always getting his leftover toast and maybe a few bites of scrambled eggs! Funny thing is I don't get upset about him not eating it all, now that it turns into a treat for them!!
  4. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    For what ever reason chickens seem to love bread of any kind, light bread, corn bread or biscuits. I honestly belive they would OD on it. I don't think moderate amounts will hurt them .
  5. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

    Oct 27, 2007
    Southwest Mississippi
    Quote:It is so funny you say that! I have a four year old and was ALWAYS fretting over whether or not he was eating enough. Since I got chickens, if he has leftovers the first thing I think is "Woohoo! Chicken scraps!"


  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    My chickens love bread as a treat. There used to be a wholesale bread store that would sell me a bag for like $2.00. Well they closed and now the only supply I have is my scraps of it. I sure miss that store and have since stopped at bakeries etc. but no one seems to do it anymore. They said they have pig farmers that come and take everything in a dump truck. Well what about us chicken people? [​IMG]
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I know people that even give molded and stail bread to their chickens , YUCK , I dont think I want to eat any of their eggs . ANYBODY else heard of this disgusting thing ?[​IMG][​IMG]
  8. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    Quote:I know people that even give molded and stail bread to their chickens , YUCK , I dont think I want to eat any of their eggs . ANYBODY else heard of this disgusting thing ?[​IMG][​IMG]

    I hope you don't eat pork.

    My birds get the "heels" of the bread as well as other goodies.

    Bread, apples, carrot peels, potato peels, egg shells, eggs, mushrooms, meal worms, oatmeal, corn, peas, greenbeans, tomatos, etc etc.. Pretty much anything I eat they eat, well except meats. I don't give them meat, the dogs get that.

    They're my garbage disposal. If I have food in the fridge that's beyond my pallet (tomatos get mushy and wrinkled for example) I wash it up, and give it to the birds.

    BTW - If anybody has a "fat dog" put them on a greenbean diet. Cut their kibble ration in half, the other half suppliment with greenbeans and plain yogurt. The weight will drop right off in a couple of months. Then slowly move the kibble ration back up, but keep an eye on their weight making sure they don't gain it back.
  9. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    id just like to say im glad to hear bread is ok!! it is my chicks favorite treat, its the one thing i was able to bribe them into likeing me with!!!!
  10. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    my turkey chicken an guien loves bread.they eat it up fast.

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