My chicken ate some cat food, should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by americana-lover, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, my Americana girl just ate some wet cat food. Is it toxic to her? Should I be worried? The kind if tuna and fish fancy feast, and I didnt think she could get to the food, so I dont know how much she ate. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Shell be fine. I sometimes give cat food as a treat, not often, because it's quite high in protein. Just don't make a daily habit of it!
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    No. Ive actually given my chicken wet cat food during their molt. Its good for them for extra protein.
     
  4. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for the info, and quick reply! I was stressing out about it, but now Im not! Thanks!
     
  5. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Even if your chooks ate your CAT I wouldnt be worried.

    They basically will eat anything that stands still long enough- lol
     
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  6. llevise

    llevise New Egg

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    i also have supplemented my chickens with cat food. Just make sure it doesn't have chicken in it. That means actually reading the label
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My flock had eaten many things with -gasp! - chicken in it. Not a problem. They even stripped a cooked chicken carcass clean a few times. And once, the turkey carcass left over after Thanksgiving.

    They were very thankful. ;-)
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I give cooked chicken, turkey, ham, fish, beef to all of my birds.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    She'll be fine, they love that stuff.
     
  10. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken is just fine for them to have and I give it to mine all the time. I just don't let them know any names. [​IMG]
     

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