Is it ok to give them white bread?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nuttyredhead, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isnt moldy, it is just the ends of the bread that noone will eat. --- OOPS! Just checked my list and it is ok! Off to get rid of the bread!

    Hmmm... how about peanut butter?
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Yep, just don't feed huge amounts of it isn't that nutritional for them.
     
  3. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not safe for little chicks though.
     
  4. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I throw the heels to them whole, CHICKEN RUGBEE! [​IMG]
     
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Be careful throwing them whole bread slices. They'll try to shove it down, and can choke. I always crumble any bread into small crumbs. Or anything else I feed them, unless it's something hard that they
    can peck.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Why isn't it?
     
  7. tagra123

    tagra123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Bread has about the same protein as corn

    Wonder bread is around 8% protein per slice,

    Slice weight about .9 ounces

    Convert ounces to grams .9 ounces * 28.34 = 25 grams


    2 grams of protein per slice / 25 ounces = 8% protein

    Some old timers say that giving the bread will help non layers start laying again. Don't know about that but they do enjoy the scraps.
     
  8. alhanse77

    alhanse77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also feed leftover bread broken into pieces. I have also given them the crusts from my kids' PB&J sandwiches and they totally dig it! My guess is that peanut butter, like everything else given as a treat in moderation, is okay.
     

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