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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HokiFarmer, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. HokiFarmer

    HokiFarmer In the Brooder

    Dec 15, 2016
    I have been noticing that my 4 adult chickens will sneak inside and eat the cat biscuits. I decided to do a test, I filled a container with 3/4 layers pellets and the other 1/4 with cat biscuits I chucked them on the ground in front of the chickens and after testing the two they all went for the cat biscuits. When all the cat biscuits were gone they calmed down a bit and ate the pellets. I was just wondering if this is normal and if cat biscuits are bad for them (they don't get much, just when they sneak inside)?

    And if it is OK for them to eat when I hatch my owns chicks and they are 3-4 weeks old could I soak some cat biscuits in water to soften them and then mash them up?
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2016

  2. Sneak in? Sneak in where your house? Cats eat biscuits? [​IMG]

    Gary from Idyllwild ca here
  3. HokiFarmer

    HokiFarmer In the Brooder

    Dec 15, 2016
    They sneak in through the back door of my house and in NZ we call them cat biscuits.
  4. Oh! Uhm, close the door?


    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    My hens used to eat a lot of dog food with no problems. And some folks advise to supplement with cat food to boost protein when needed. I don't see that it's going to hurt anything, but I would not make it a huge part of their diet.

    Plus, for me, cat food is way more expensive than chicken feed, and I'm cheap, so I wouldn't feed them much.

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