Raw Dough and Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by obeloinkment, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. obeloinkment

    obeloinkment In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2013
    My Coop
    Of course I post this AFTER I fed it to the ladies, but they haven't skipped a beat from it.

    I've read that you shouldn't feed chickens uncooked pasta, but I'm assuming this means hard pasta? Last night I made Pierogi (the dough is simply flour, egg, water) and when I was done rolling them up, I had a little ball of dough leftover. We took it to the chickens and they were just about knocking us over, performing stunning vertical leaps for a peck at it. It is the most voracious i've seen them. Any reason not to feed them this raw dough? If not, I found their new favorite treat.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    They can consume all of the ingredients separately. I don't know of anything that makes them toxic when combined.
  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 9 Years

    as long as it isn't super moldy, I don't see why it would be bad. :)
  4. obeloinkment

    obeloinkment In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2013
    My Coop
    In that case, try it they LOVE it!

  5. obeloinkment

    obeloinkment In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2013
    My Coop
    Update: I now believe this to be dangerous food. Yesterday we again took the chickens a small ball of leftover dough. They were jumping waist high trying to steal it from us and when we were on the ground trying to divide the dough. They surrounded us... I felt like the dough was preparing them for soft skin and that we were about to be eaten. It turns them into MONSTERS!
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  6. Valk

    Valk Chirping

    May 14, 2013
    Durango, Colorado
    They also react the same to cheese. Perhaps it's the softness they enjoy?
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 9 Years

    A bucket of earthworms does the same thing since they then decide your fingers must be worms too :D

  8. ameyac

    ameyac In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2018
    Have baby chicks of about 3-4 days old. I have been feeding them wheat dough and they seem to enjoy it. From above discussion I feel its quite safe to feed wheat dough to baby chicks.

    Can someone guide please?
  9. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake 9 Years

    just at a few days old, they are so small, that any treats are taking away from the very important vitamin/mineral /protein balance in their feed. Wait until they are at least 2 weeks old... and then you can start giving them SMALL amounts of treats.

  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

    Nov 7, 2012
    I would want to limit such treats for any age birds to extremely small quantities.

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