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Peanut butter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by miss jay's mama, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. miss jay's mama

    miss jay's mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it Ok to feed chickens peanut butter? If so how....give them gobs of it or put it on bread??? Anyone ever give their birds pb? How did they like it??
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Mine have eaten P&J sandwiches.
     
  3. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    when I have leftover peanut butter in the bottom of a jar or something I just scrap it out and mix into their cracked corn.
    They seem to enjoy it.
    Emily:D
     
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    As mentioned on another thread, I melt it down with lard/bacon grease and put all the left over stuff (anything and everything mentioned on the treat chart) and spread it in a pan. Freeze to solidfy then I cut it into large pieces and give as treats every now and then. Yes, they can eat it but I'm not sure how much is too much.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
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    As a special treat about once every week or two I spread some smooth peanut butter between the butt end pieces of bread and place them together just like a sandwich, and place it in the suet cage in there run. It hangs off the post just high enough to make them reach a little, keeps them busy for 45 minutes or more [​IMG]

    wendy
     
  7. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a special treat about once every week or two I spread some smooth peanut butter between the butt end pieces of bread and place them together just like a sandwich, and place it in the suet cage in there run

    I love that idea!! Thank you!! I was trying to think of stuff to have my kids more involved! I was also thinking to string air-popped popcorn on really strong fishing line![​IMG]
     
  8. miss jay's mama

    miss jay's mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Good something else to spoil them with.[​IMG] I didn't see peanuts or peanut butter on the treat chart so, I just wanted to make sure it was safe. I've given it to wild birds before but wasn't sure about chickens. I would think it is a good source of protein. I love the sandwich /suit cake feeder idea.
     
  9. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    don't want to hi - jack this thread but yeah, the suet works great! i put leftover pancakes in there, biscuits :) i have even made "oatmeal cakes" lol!

    wendy
     
  10. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    My goose's favorite snack is pancakes, when he can scare my hens away from them that is. Whenever we have leftover bits of pancakes, waffles, toast, etc. (with 3 kids we have lots of leftovers) we toss them out into the bird yard, so the birds can run around snagging pieces... it's all fun and games until the goose starts hissing and snapping at the hens.... Oh, my goose doesn't like peanut butter, but the chickens do.
     

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