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Is pasta okay?? Im out of feed..

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lil_chick_chick, May 20, 2009.

  1. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is cooked pasta, nothing added to it okay to give to my chickens? They aint really babies anymore, about 2 months old, i ran out of feed, so I need something to give them for now, is cooked pasta okay?
     
  2. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Yes, you can feed them cooked pasta, but I wouldn't use this as a sole food suppliment. Do you have any oat meal/oats/cheerios? I'd give them that as well.
     
  3. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    No oats or cereal right now, i plan on getting to orchlean's this evening for ther feed, so this is just for a few hours. Thanks for letting me know;)
     
  4. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I just asked this on anothwer post, but is apples okay? I do have a sack of whole apples but i heard that they can be un-safe for chickens, is this true? If not then ill give them some apples too.
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:I just answered the apple question in your other thread [​IMG] They are going to be spoiled birds by tonight [​IMG] Mine learn very quickly about treats. I cannot go into the run at all without something in my hands for them. They will literally surround me and attack me! I have created little monsters, lol
     
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  6. lil_chick_chick

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    Thank you!! Im boiling them some pasta right now then going to cool it off, one thing i like watching them eat is worms, its so funny how they will play keep away with them lol
     
  7. Der Alte

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    I've given it as a treat, but not as a sole diet.

    Last night, I took a couple of pieces of rigatoni and tore the cylindrical shape into strips with my fingers. They loved it. How they can eat macaroni without tomato sauce is beyond me. Maybe I'll try offering it with sauce tonight and see if it proves popular with the flock.

    Der Alte
     
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  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:Oh I know! That is the best part about pasta, blades of grass, worms, feathers! Lol they make such a game out of it, even the little tiny chicks. I never tire of watching them.
     
  9. Der Alte

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    I find it incredible to watch one of them eat a feather while surrounded by over 2,400 sq. ft. of grass and other edibles. Even while I'm holding out a treat, I've seen one pause to pick up and eat a feather.

    Strange indeed are the thoughts and ways of chickens.

    Der Alte
     
  10. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    They are fun to watch, and it is amazing what they will and will not eat. Mine hate celery, raw or cooked. And love pasta, with and without sauce of any kind.

    I buy them lady finger popcorn, pops into tiny half normal size, and they love it. Easier to get down in one gulp, lol.

    Cheri
     

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