Is cooked rice ok ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by I*Eat*Chickens*Yum, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. I cooked way too much rice. Can I give the cooked rice to my hens ? I am guessing it is ok but I just wanted to ask. Thanks to you all ! This is such an awesome site with totally awesome people !
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  2. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    yep! mine get it allll the time
  3. cool. thanks for such a fast response. Like I said, the people like you, on this sight are awesome !
  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    i have heard you can even feed chickens uncooked rice... a lot of people say "NO!" because of the little birds that "blow up" from eating rice then drinking water. but have never heard of it happening in chickens..
  5. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    if you check the tags on your feed most layer and starter mixes have rice
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've seen pigeons die that eat uncooked rice.
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Gave my ladies our leftover rice tonight, yea it is great they love it!!!. Uncooked rice in small fowl like pigeon is not a good idea, thier digestive tracts are not the same as chickens, I just would not do it for safety sake.
  8. Glendalemike

    Glendalemike In the Brooder

    Apr 2, 2014
    Yes Pigeons do die from it. Didnt know until we noticed them falling form the sky. Their insides blew up
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Birds dying from consuming uncooked rice is nothing more than an urban legend...which has been disputed by many scientific sources including Ned Johnson, the curator of ornithology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  10. tammyk222

    tammyk222 In the Brooder

    I feed our girls our leftover cooked rice and they go crazy for it! Its always the first thing they go for. I figure its coz it must look like maggots or something lol [​IMG]

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