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Temporary alternative food for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Farmer Mike S, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Farmer Mike S

    Farmer Mike S Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ran out of feed Sunday, and couldn't get more because it was Sunday. My dad forgot to get feed I was depending on today so my chickens haven't had food in two days and it's like 25 degrees out. I won't be able to get them food until tomorrow night, so I was wondering if there are any household items I can put out as an alternative for tomorrow?
     
  2. Ramblin Rooster

    Ramblin Rooster Hatchaholic

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    Any scraps, veggies, corn especially and grains. Thats what we do when we run out. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kelsie2290

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  4. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grains are good. Oats, corn meal, etc. You probably should boil rice if you are going to feed rice so it is softer.

    Meat and vegetable scraps are great. Breads.

    Scrambled eggs work great. Scramble up the shells with the yolks and feed it to the chickens.

    You could use canned food. Make them some succotash (mix corn and beans together). :)

    Dog food, cat food, etc.

    Throw grass clippings in the run for them to eat.

    If you can let them free range, they will find food for themselves also.

    Chickens will eat just about anything. I am sure you have "chicken" food around the house.
     
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  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just curious, what did you end up feeding to your chickens?
     

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