peanut butter and chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by toetoe, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. toetoe

    toetoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is protein, dose anyone know if I can give it to my chickens?
     
  2. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Well, I would worry about it getting in their feathers tbh....

    but then again I caught my DH in the back today sharing my PB cookies I made for him with HIS girls. Hmmm wonder when the little traitors went over to his side.... /sigh
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I mix it in with their oatmeal mash on cold mornings. The suet blocks I buy for the wild birds have it in them too so I don't think there is anything *really* bad in it. Most peanut butter has salt though so don't go getting crazy. [​IMG] I've never fed it plain, but that is mostly because I'm scared of what I might come back too--My son absolutely destroyed himself and a good part of the kitchen trying to make a sandwich when he was about 4 and I don't want to know what a flock of chickens could do with that sticky stuff.
     
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are we talking about in the chicken or on the chicken???
     
  5. toetoe

    toetoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ********Are we talking about in the chicken or on the chicken???**********


    in the chickens, like to feed to them.
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    If you want to hear chicken cussing give them peanut butter straight and watch them try to eat it. There'll be lots of beak wiping and grumbling going on.

    Mine love the stuff but it's hard for them to eat. Mixing it with something else will improve that.

    .....Alan.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A.T. Hagan :

    If you want to hear chicken cussing give them peanut butter straight and watch them try to eat it. There'll be lots of beak wiping and grumbling going on.

    Mine love the stuff but it's hard for them to eat. Mixing it with something else will improve that.

    .....Alan.

    Yep. [​IMG]
    One of my hens stole a peanut butter and jelly sandwich one time, then wished she hadn't.​
     
  8. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give peanut butter to my dogs and we laugh and laugh...I GOTTA try this with my chickens, just a little bit I promise...[​IMG]
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Several Thai recipes combine chicken & peanut butter
     
  10. toetoe

    toetoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I found a way. [​IMG] I took 6 apples, punched a hole in the center of each one and pulled a rope through them all like a string of beads.[​IMG] I then took the peanut butter and spread it all over them in a thin coat.[​IMG][​IMG] I then rolled them in a mixture of crumble and bird seed mix.
    Took it out and tied it to the roof of the coop high enough for them to peck but not get on their feathers.
    THEY LOVE IT.[​IMG][​IMG]

    I will not do this to often becouse of the salt content but for a treat and to play with.[​IMG]
    Next time I am going to use a head of cabbage.
    What we do for our chickens.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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