Is it ok to feed dry cereal?

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  1. JoanneNC

    JoanneNC Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a box of stale Frosted Flakes and wondered about feeding it to the chickens. Is this ok considering the sugar?

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  2. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed away it should be fine
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    A little at a time as a treat (as long as they have other healthy foods) wont kill them.
     
  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DANG! I just threw away a box of Rice Krispies that was going stale... I didn't even think to give it to my chickens! [​IMG]
     
  5. muddler6

    muddler6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have given it to my chickens several times, no problem at all, as long as they don't do a Tony the Tiger and yell, "There great!" you are fine.
     
  6. CritterCrazy

    CritterCrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! I have 4 Silkies, 7 Appenzeller's and 3 Serama's. I feed out of date and stale cereal all the time. There is 3 of us and nobody eats the same cereal. We have lots that go stale. My chickens love Chex! I also buy a loaf of bread each week with 1/2 or 3/4 of it going stale (not moldy) by the next week. They all go insane for bread! I've even fed cookies! They love sugar cookies lol.

    We toss our table scraps over in the field each evening after dinner. We have 3 outdoor cats that love table scraps. One evening the chickens were out when we tossed the scraps. I looked over and there sat three black cats and 7 chickens all eating from the scrap pile. It was too funny! They will eat just about everything!
     
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mine go nutty over rice crispies and cheerios! I would be careful with the frosted flakes though. To much sugar at one time, might not be a good thing. Just give them in moderation and all should be well. [​IMG]
     
  8. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tossed mine the ham bone from the pot of beans I cooked...they acted like little wolves with feathers!! Needless to say, that bone was PICKED CLEAN, LOL!!
     
  9. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine plain Cherrio's as a snack ...they love it !!
     
  10. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine, but considering the sugar I would say that it depends on how much cereal and how many chickens. I wouldn't feed a whole or even half a box to 3 or 4 girls, not all at once. Just a little here and there. But if you have quite a few birds, just dump it and watch the fun!
     

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