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Is there anything Chickens shouldn't eat??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CluckThis, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. CluckThis

    CluckThis Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2008
    Arlington, Washington
    Is there any thing you shouldn't feed chickens. We have given them some veggie peelings they ranaround with them but I don't know if they ate them.....[​IMG]
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I have had a man tell me that his wife fed leftover biscuits to their chickens and it killed everyone of them. I've also heard bread will kill them because the yeast will expand in their crop. I consider myself to be a new comer to the joyful world of chickens, so I can't pass on to much advice! I do pay attention to what others have to say and the hard lessons that they have has to learn though![​IMG]
  4. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    hmmm my flocks fav treat is bread [​IMG] they have been eating it for months - not everyday but once or twice a week I go in the run with a few slices of bread and make little bread balls they love them and will eat them out of my hand.

  5. greysandy

    greysandy Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    Thanks for asking the question... I was wondering the same thing.
  6. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Quote:All I have to say to that is, I'm glad my wife can make good biscuits!!! LOL
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2008
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  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I hear you there! The biscuits, I mean![​IMG] So is it okay to feed bread and biscuits to the chickens? I mean, my goodness! Sometimes I have to scratch my head about all these old farmers around here. I take their advice ASSUMING that they know what they are talking about. I guess not anymore![​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2008
  8. FourIsWaltz

    FourIsWaltz Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 25, 2008
    Quote:So how was he feeling?
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    i sure hope that it was the mold that was building in the biscuit and not the biscuit itself. Gives a whole new meaning to "those are some killer biscuits"
  10. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    So how was he feeling?

    The biscuits were probably only intended for hubby!! [​IMG]

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