Peanut butter as a treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ninabeast, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not on the treat list, so I'll ask here. My daughters frequently leave the crusts of their sandwiches. I know the chickens will like the bread, but what about the peanut butter? Is it good for them? Do they grok it?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I've never given peanut butter to mine, but I don't think it would hurt them in small quantity. I have given them peanuts before though. Just not too many as they have a lot of salt.
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine get sandwich crusts frequently. I wouldn't give them just peanut butter, but I think a small amount on bread is okay. Leftover grilled cheese are my chickies favorite sandwich.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mac and cheese is a hit too.
     
  5. Tool

    Tool Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yeah. Gave my girls some mac and cheese the kids didnt finish, They loved it. Ran around like I gave them some mealworms or something.
     
  6. buckrut

    buckrut Out Of The Brooder

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    My 10 week olds have found a love of Cherrios.
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will eat anything, so, yes they like peanut butter. More usually I give them unsalted raw peanuts ground down to size which they also love.
     

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