Other Animal feed-Toxic to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by erthymom2, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Will small amounts of goat and horse feed be toxic for grown chickens & turkey poults? I have never used either before with my chickens or turkeys.
    If i took it and tried it - would they tolerate some mixed with their scratch as treats?

    Some friends are moving and are offering us 1/2 full bag each of goat and also horse/foal feed so they so not have to pack it. i suggested they donate it to the area SPCA just in case they could use it.
  2. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    i have used 12 percent sweet feed as scratch. They love the molasses in it. But just use it as a treat only
  3. chickyluvr97526

    chickyluvr97526 New Egg

    Aug 5, 2011
    I give a little cup (I think its about 2 cups) almost everyday to our chickens and never had a problem (Im using a horse feed) and they love it! The 2 cups is split between about 18 chickens so they aren't getting a ton but no one has ever got sick from it so I think its ok [​IMG]

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