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Sugar bad for chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by courtshep, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I gave my chickens left-over oatmeal that had been sweetened with brown sugar, would that be a bad thing?
     
  2. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, if it was just some leftovers they will be just fine!!
    Make sure you dont get them started with a sweet tooth LOL!!
     
  3. courtshep

    courtshep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I would never give them Sour-punch straws or sweettarts. But I wouldn't put it past mykids!![​IMG]
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    I hope its ok. I usually give my chicks a little sugar water if they arrive after a bad trip from the hatchery.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If it's just an occasional thing, I think it's fine.
    I do try to avoid giving them much of anything that's had alot of butter/margarine, sugar or salt added to it.
    It's not good for us, why should it be okay for chickens?
     
  7. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On cold nights my girls get a bowl of warm grits and milk with just a little sugar and cinnamon.
    If I forget the sugar and cinnamon they get sassy-BA-Gaaawk....
     
  8. mcfarlandteresa

    mcfarlandteresa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a dog that LOVES marshmellows but one day while I accidentally dropped a handful here came the chickens. I was totally over run by them so I pitched a few and man oh man.[​IMG] Now everytime I come out the door with a bag they are waiting. Little buggers love mini marshmellows. I use it as a once in a blue moon treat. I've taught my dog to sit and lay down using them. HUMMM Wonder if I could get the chickens to sit???[​IMG]
     
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