Newbie with questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fishfarmer, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. fishfarmer

    fishfarmer In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2010
    Twin Cities
    Hi all,

    Just happened to stumble upon this amazing site! I plan on raising city chickens soon this year, but have a few questions on feeding and care.

    Is it okay to feed them rice? The rice won't be their primary diet, but I am just curious if the birds will die from eating rice. I searched online and some say yes and some no's. I don't know what it true or if raw and cooked rice makes a difference.

    I have heard from a friend who raised rooster that chickens needs to be washed every so often (like every two weeks) to keep their feathers clean or they will die. Is this true?

    Thanks in advance!


  2. solarquail

    solarquail Songster

    Aug 27, 2009
    i have had chickens for about a year now and i raised them with my dad when i was little for years and i never washed them( shower/bath). to clean them for a show then yea you should wash them and if the hen is eggbound or sick then yeah in some case a bath will help the chicken feel better.

    and for the rice i have fed them both uncooked and cooked they LOVE the cooked rice more then the uncooked rice. i just would feed it to them as a little leftover TREAT. not in large amounts!

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