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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joe17, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I feed treats on a big styro foam plate and some of the chicks ate it! Does strofoam kill them??
  2. SG_Chicken

    SG_Chicken Chirping

    Jul 14, 2010
    Laramie, Wyoming
    it could I would use a frisbee instead.
  3. jjthinkagain

    jjthinkagain Chirping

    May 26, 2010
    Where do you think the styrofoam eggs at the craft store come from?[​IMG]

    Kidding! (someone said that years ago and I still remember it)

    The birds should be okay but I would keep styrofoam away from them from here forward. For some reason chickens go crazy for styrofoam - there are a bazillion posts about this.
    Watch them carefully though and report if they seem ill in any way.

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, go with a metal pan or hard plastic plate. I'm convinced chickens like the squeak of styrofaom on their beaks. [​IMG]

    It'll go through them and be fine.
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Probably not a good thing for their diet--certainly no food value. Mine once got at some styrofoam insulation I have around the base of my greenhouse. Didn't seem to bother the birds but I covered it up fast. Had a friend tell me the birds were going to poop their own egg cartons.
  6. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Hahahahahha:lau I'm glad that they will be okay. I accidently left there plate out LOL lesson learned! I now have two little black trays for them. It's seems like they rather styrofoam than treats! LOL
  7. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

    Dec 30, 2009
    Wisconsin Northwoods
    Our chickens actually mine for styrofoam. They dig holes to get at the stuff underground around the foundation. Yep regular miners. They have eaten plenty. We had a problem, one ate a big chunk and got it stuck in its throat. Almost lost that chick, had it in the "hospital" for several days.
  8. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Mmmm styrofoam. Chickens love styrofoam. Luckily they seem to tolerate eating it pretty well. I wouldn't purposely give it to them but I've heard of large amounts of styrofoam insulation or entire incubators drying in the yard being eaten with the chickens having no problems. At minimum stick to paper plates. I use those plastic pans for rabbit cages to throw treats on.
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Gosh, I must be a total redneck or sumpin' - I toss their treats on the GROUND in the run! (When I'm not feeding them from my hands.)

    Lawdy, lawdy. Whut kin I find to use fer chicken treats? Already use one o' them baking trays fer a shaller waterer and toesies cooler-offer!

    Must rethink this. What WILL the neighbors say???
  10. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    It's a chickens version of pop corn [​IMG]

    Just think if they fall in the pond they will not sink, i think [​IMG]

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