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Peanut Butter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by UrbanChick101, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. UrbanChick101

    UrbanChick101 Chirping

    Aug 9, 2010
    Eastern Iowa
    I searched and didn't come up with anything. Has anybody fed peanut butter to thier chickens... you know your kids left over sandwiches (the crusty part) Just wondering if its safe for my girls. Thanks!! [​IMG]

  2. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chirping

    Sep 9, 2010
    Mmmmm peanut butter!!!! It's good but not better than a Chicken Dinnner!!!
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    I've fed peanuts before, I didn't see any adverse reactions.
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I would smear it on bread thinly if it were me so that they don't get it stuck in their throats and choke. I have never given it. but I feed mine peanuts daily (it's in their feed).
  5. crj

    crj Songster

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Years ago a friends Mom lost her favorite parakeet by feeding peanut butter
    Seems as the little guy choked to death on it. She never forgave herself.
  6. UrbanChick101

    UrbanChick101 Chirping

    Aug 9, 2010
    Eastern Iowa
    So glad I was hesitant... don't wanna kill our new little chickens!! I think my kids and myself would feel terrible if that happened... no peanut butter, nobody needs to be choking!!
  7. kichohana

    kichohana Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Johnston County, NC
    My girls got a leftover peanut butter and banana sandwich the other day. [​IMG] My son wanted one so bad in his lunch - and then didn't eat it. [​IMG] I hate to see goo food go to waste, so I gave it to my little garbage disposals. They weren't sure at first, and I didn't stick around to watch, but it was gone within the hour.

  8. johny

    johny Songster

    May 22, 2010
    Come on.
    They eat their own poop. And rocks. And swallow masses of cucumber sed scrapings as big as their own heads!
    I doubt a little peanut butter on bread will cause any harm at all.
    And choking to death on peanut butter? Surely that was a neurologically disabled animal to begin with.
    It might be sticky in the mouth but any critter with a normal brain is normally able to self regulate it's food intake to avoid choking on different textures of food.
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Peanut butter is really thick and sticky. Birds don't produce the large amount of saliva that we do. Their tongues also aren't as muscular and flexible as ours are. I wouldn't give them big gobs of peanut butter, plain. I wouldn't worry about something like a peanut butter sandwich, though. If you had a jar of peanut butter you wanted to feed to them, I'd just mix it into something else.
  10. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    My kindergartener takes a peanut butter sandwich to school every and brings the crusts/leftovers home for the chickens. We just tear it into little pieces and toss it out and they go crazy over it.

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