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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kbreak, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2011
    Columbia, MS
    Can chickens have fried shrimp??? I was gonna throw out fried shrimp poboy. Didn't know if they could eat that. I checked the list and didn't see it listed. Any advice??
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    My girl had shrimp and crab legs last night, and she's still alive.
    And she loved it! I think as a treat, it's fine.
  3. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2011
    Columbia, MS
    Thanks !! New to my chickens and don't want to give them something that will hurt them.
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Well I figure if they eat it, they eat it. If they die, they die. Seriously I wonder if they'd eat anything they didn't like. I have a garden and they didn't eat the tomato plants but were jumping off the ground to get the tomatoes high up. They left the lemon balm and cabbages but ate anything else.

    I tossed out leftover rice from school that had cooked onions in it and they either ate it or left it but either way they were fine. I just don't make this stuff a mainstay of their diet. Once in a while I suppose it's ok. OH and make sure there is lots of granite grit to go around and help them work this stuff through their system.

    I wish you a happy new year,

  5. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2011
    Columbia, MS
    My chickens free range all day. If I think it is something they don't need to eat I will put it in the garbage instead of putting in the scrap pile. You are right they are gonna eat what they want though. They usually come up to the house and eat the cat food too.
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    I let my Buff Orps Free Range and they get kitchen scraps and what I know they wont eat I just give it to the pigs, Pigs will eat anything. I give them a head of lettuce or cabbage when its really cold or there is snow on the ground. That more or less just keeps them occupied and running around. I also give them pretty much any leftovers except ones with a lot of onions or garlic as this will affect the taste of the eggs.

  7. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    Piedmont of NC
    simply, YES!

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