Red Chili for Chicks?? PLEASE ANSWER

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickiyo, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. chickiyo

    chickiyo Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom is giving my chicks dried red chilis, they really like it but I am not sure if it is good for them. Is it?? If it is bad what do I do? They already ate it!

    -They are almost two month old, if that helps!
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2010
  2. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure but if they start laying devilled eggs I'd stop feeding them chillies. LOL. Hopefully someone else will have an opinion that's actually helpful. Oh, and why is she feeding them chillies? I know parrots eat them.
     
  3. chickiyo

    chickiyo Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom just dropped one by accident and the chicks gobbled it up. So when she saw they liked it she got out another one and fed it to em. I then intervened and made her stop because I didnt know how it would be on their stomachs.
     
  4. harryg6167

    harryg6167 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should not hurt them at all. I regulary sprinkle ground or powdered cayenne pepper
    over all of my chickens feed.
     
  5. squiqwe

    squiqwe Out Of The Brooder

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    They must be the same breed as the Road runner:lol:
     
  6. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Virtually everything we eat is full of chillies, anything left over goes to the chickens, they eat the chillies - no problem.

    But you should see the look on their faces when they poop [​IMG]
     
  7. chicknduck

    chicknduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. chickiyo

    chickiyo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh whew [​IMG] thats a relief. I seriously thought they would get stomach issues or something. Thanks so much!
     
  9. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a card carrying member and competing cook in the International Chili Society, I can say without reservation that chilies (and chili!) are good for EVERYONE! [​IMG]

    Seriously, any excess peppers (hot or not) from the garden go to the chickies. They love 'em!
     
  10. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    We used to give the hens red chili to get them started laying. It worked for us.

    Rufus
     

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