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is rice safe?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by psimek, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. psimek

    psimek Songster

    Jul 15, 2007
    Is it safe to feed chickens rice? I almost gave them some cooked leftover rice, but remembered that rice expands.
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I feed mine cooked rice they love it. Plus any left overs I have at the end of the day.
  3. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    My chickens love RICE and pasta and mashed potatoes and any leftovers...well...except most cooked veggies!

  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    My chickens LOVE cooked rice. Well...they seem to love everything....I think they are chicken/pigs. LOL
  5. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    we had this discussion when i first joined. i think most said cooked rice not uncooked [​IMG]
  6. natchlaly

    natchlaly Songster

    Jul 2, 2007
    east yorkshire UK
    when rice is cooked it has absorbed the water it is cooked in so it will not expand any further it as absolutly fine
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    My peeps love leftovers, even cooked veggies. In fact, they seem to prefer cooked corn on the cob leftovers to the raw cobs I have after de-cobbing cream corn.

    I love to give them leftover spaghetti noodles. The resulting game of keep-away as they try to slurp up the noodle is hysterical!

    I thought it had been proven that uncooked rice doesn't even hurt wild birds?
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Cooked rice is good. It is uncooked grains that you need to keep away from the chicks.

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