Spoiling our pet rooster and his galfriend

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by trackfodder, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. trackfodder

    trackfodder In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    I was wanting to get some protein into the chickens' diet to supplement the cracked corn and occasional sunflower seeds and cockatiel feed. I gave them Meow Mix Original dry cat chow, and they love it. I guess that is an acceptable supplement isn't it? Maybe he will start meowing rather than crowing right outside my bedroom window? LOL If anybody has a comment, please hit me offline at [email protected] as I never can find my posts with answers on this thing. Some groups will notify you on email when you have received an answer, bbut nooo not this one. Keith Williams
  2. pebble

    pebble In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2010
    Spokane WA
    It is ok to feed them a little cat food once and a while, but it has chemicals that are bad for chickens if they eat to much of it. [​IMG]
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I only feed cat food to my chickens if they're molting. I would only give him a little bit.
  4. VikingMom

    VikingMom In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2010
    In the learning center under "Treats" there is an article sent in by another Back Yard Chicken person. She really stresses against feeding cat food to chickens due to the chemicals in the cat food. The chemicals that are good for kitties are considered toxic for chickens. On the same "treats" list are options for more protein.

    My neighbor and I are experimenting different combination of seed and grain mixtures due to our celiac disease. There is some discussion about how much soy and fish meal to put in feed. Fish meal tends to have high levels of mercury and soy has estrogen.

    Just be careful and let us know how it works out.
  5. whillo

    whillo Songster

    Mar 6, 2009
    Willamette Valley
    trackfodder, I keep thinking there must be another way to see your own recent posts, but the only way I've found to search for them on this site is to go to the blue bar above (Index, User List, Rules, etc...) and click on Search. Put your own name into author search and there you have it! All the threads you posted in.

    If someone else has an easier way to search our own posts, I'd sure love to hear it!
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
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    Quote:First if you start a new topic you can click "Subscribe" at the bottom and it will send you an email anytime someone answers it. But you can also go to the main page https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/index.php and go all the way to the bottom left hand corner and it says

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  7. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Quote:The best thing you can give them is Layer feed or Flock Rasier it has everything they need!

  8. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

    May 22, 2010
    You can also click profile in the blue bar , then go down to user activity and click show all posts. [​IMG]
  9. GAchick

    GAchick Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Pembroke GA
    Quote:Just click on the 'subscribe to this topic' at the bottom left of the page... You then get an e-mail that tells you someone else has posted to that topic. Click on the link in the e-mail, and there you are.......
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