SPICY chicken feed!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Animalian, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
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    I've read on here about people 'spicing up' their chicken feed to stop mice and rats eating it. I'm sick of hauling in the feeders every night, so how much of what spice should I put in a 20kg bag?

    Or should I just dose it out as I fill up the feeder?
     
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I mix cheyenne till I see the color change. I add it to the buckets I store in. Not only does it detour mice, it helps regulate the body temp of the birds and helps them stay warm in the winter months. Supposed to be good for worms too.
     
  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    is it ok to put on chick feed too? I have a broody with two week old chicks.
     
  4. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Chickens don't feel the burn from the cayenne that mammals do. So it's fine in chick food.
     
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Right! They'll eat chillis right off of the plant. They'll be find and it's good for them.
     
  6. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is interesting but does it change the taste of the eggs?
     
  7. wolftracks

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    Quote:Maybe if you reallllly overload it, but I've never had that issue. They taste fine. Garlic on the other hand really changes the taste.
     
  8. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I feel dumb for not thinking of it i know people who put it in there bird feeders to keep the squirrels from eating it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
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    yeah I knew about birds not being able to sense it, I was more concerned about the 'new thing' to digest for such young birds. But if it's ok!

    Hehe those mice won't know what hit them!
    [​IMG] <me mice > [​IMG] chickens >[​IMG] [​IMG] yay more food!
     
  10. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    LOL

    Good luck with the mice problem. Those nasty little moochers!
     

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