My Chicken is eating cat food

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prinny, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Prinny

    Prinny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I am new here so sorry if this question has been asked and answered on another post >.<

    I have a roughly 6 month old Silkie chicken. She's an indoor chook that lives in my room along with my cat.
    My cat and chicken have their own food dishes but after she has finished eating her food, or sometimes ignores
    her food and bullies my cat away from her food she will eat it. Just wondering if it's okay for chickens to eat canned
    Cat food. She's a happy and healthy chicken so i don't think it's a problem but I'd like the opinion of someone who has
    more experiences with chooks. All responses are appreciated!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Prinny, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Sometimes my chickens trespass up on the deck and chow down on cat food. I've never worried about it too much...I know cat food has a lot of protein so I don't get too fussed. Here's an old link where others have asked the same question: https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=Chicken+eating+cat+food
    Maybe you can glean something useful! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  3. Prinny

    Prinny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. I'm sure the link given by redsoxs will help.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! We are glad you joined our flock! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Prinny [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some good advice and a link to a good starting point, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your Silkie, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

    There is also an active House Chicken thread you might be interested in: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299187/people-with-house-chickens
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't have a cat so can't speak from experience. But I have read several times on BYC that cat food has too much salt for chickens. However it may teach a "finicky feline," to eat their food faster.
     
  9. Prinny

    Prinny Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha yeah, I have been letting her eat a tiny bit but not much, she does love her meat. My cat is the biggest coward, if my chicken walks up to her and her food my cat will back down and get upset over it. lol.
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    My chickens sneak into the dogs dish if she doesn't eat if fast enough! Little stinks!
     

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