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Mexican Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Adopted Chickenman, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Adopted Chickenman

    Adopted Chickenman Chirping

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    Question, can you feed chickens soft corn tortillias? I has left over soft taco shells and did't want to throw them away. [​IMG]
     

  2. triplepurpose

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    Absolutely! And if yours are anything like mine, they will gratefully devour them.

    There's a general guideline you hear about not feeding too much "starch foods" too frequently, because an over-abundance has the potential to make them overly fat. But small amounts or occasional feasts are fine, even good. Starches are a essential food group for them, just like us--a source of useful and necessary calories.
     
  3. draye

    draye Crowing

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    I use to go to the day old bakery and pick up their bread for a little of nothig, but I stopped because they strted cutting the bags and I had no way to store it.

    My chickens loved it, I usually feed 1 slice of bread per chicken in the pen two to three days a week.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    School across the street gives me extra food every now and then to feed the chickens... They love tortillas.
     
  5. wyododge

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    Quote:freezer, or just let it dry. They don't care if the bread is hard.
     
  6. draye

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    Freezer. If it was a little dry I'd crumble it up and put a little juicy stuff on it (kitchen scraps).
     
  7. McKenley5

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    Mine love tortillias...actually they have gotten to where they eat just about anything that I throw out there. Back during the summer (when the bugs were more plentiful) they were definitely more picky than they are lately!
     

  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Mine love tortillas,, especially made into enchiladas with all the fixins!
     
  9. BlazeJester

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    1) Read "Mexican Chickens" thread
    2) Retrieve corn tortillas from refrigerator
    3) Ask chickens whether they would like to eat said tortillas
    4) Sit back and enjoy the resulting "keep away" game

    [​IMG]
     
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    But they can't really be Mexican chickens unless you put a little salsa on them first. [​IMG]

    Edit: The tortillas, not the chickens haha
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011

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