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Stale Cereal

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Iowa Roo Mom, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    I'm cleaning out my kitchen and I need your opinions. Can I feed stale cereal to the chickens? I have half a box of Fiber One original and most of a box of cocoa crispies. They're not so old that they're growing things, just stale. So what do y'all think? Treats or trash?
  2. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I say definately no on the Cocoa Krispies - too much sugar. Not sure about the Fiber One... Maybe it will help keep them "regular"![​IMG]
  3. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Crossing the Road 10 Years

    Jan 18, 2008
    I agree with crawfordmama, definately a no no on the cocoa crispies, too sugary, not sure about the other kind though, i suppose you could try it... lol [​IMG] the other kind though (cocoa crispies) either throw out or put out for the wildlife, you dont really have to worry much about them, they eat just about anything, although you may wind up with some very hyper squirells or something but theyll be ok... [​IMG] lol unless of course you freerange your birds, in which case they could probably get to the CCs if you put them out for other animals so then id just throw it away, so CCs is definately a no-no for the chickies but i guess you could try the fiber one... lol [​IMG]
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Since it would just be a treat a little of both shouldn't hurt. Esp. if you have several birds so not just a few birds would be eating it. A few puffs of cocoa per bird wouldn't hurt I wouldn't think. It def. should only be a treat though because of the sugar. If I put it out I'd have 50 birds (chickens, ducks, turkeys) on free-range sharing it so none of the birds would get more than a few pieces.
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    We don't waste things. Stale cereal gets fed to the birds.
    In the case of the cocoa crispies, you might just feed them a handfull per day until gone, so not to overload them on sugar.
    [​IMG] I dunno, I have a hard time throwing food away. If it doesn't bother you to do it, you can always just toss them.
  6. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Thanks guys. Tala, I hate to waste food too. I may toss it to the birds a little at a time, so that way if the chickens get it they won't get too much. I can't imagine just a bit would hurt them, but I certainly won't overdo it.
    Thanks again
  7. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    In addition to the sugar in the coco krispies, the chocolate is not good for them. Birds or cats, dogs, etc. Chocolate of any kind affects the heart and can kill an animal. Their hearts are so much smaller than ours, that it does not take much choc. to have a bad reaction.
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:there is VERY little chocolate in a cocoa puff [​IMG]
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Just back from the grocery store and did a hurried clean out of the frig. and cabinets. The chickens got:
    Stale cheerios
    Stale bagged salad mix
    and salami.
    The salami was the biggest hit, followed by the cheerios.

    Shhh! Don't tell the big chickens that the chicks got the old string cheese. [​IMG]
  10. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chirping

    Jun 21, 2010
    northern ohio
    just a thought...if you throw the coco krispies out in the yard (not sure if you free range or just for the wild birds) you might be careful as they could draw coons and such

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