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The local Pizza Restaurant is giving us their scraps of pizza and salad.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by trufadog, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. trufadog

    trufadog Chirping

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    Hello! The local Pizza Restaurant is giving us their scraps of pizza and salad. I really want to stop buying 50lbs of feed every month. What is the maximum percent of pizza scraps that I can give my chickens? Thank you!
     
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  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    Pizza, if fed to your flock should only be given as a treat, in small quantities. I would continue feeding them a good commercial chicken feed if I were you.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Chicken feed is cheap! Pizza and salad as treats, maybe. As a food source, no.
    I would hope that this isn't stuff scraped off plates?!? That's definitely a NO!
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  4. Morrigan

    Morrigan Free Ranging

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    I'd be worried about the amount of salt in the meat and cheese, and even the crust. I've read that too much salt is really bad for chickens.
     
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    Folly's place Crossing the Road

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    Agree about the salt! And as a balanced diet? No way.
    Mary
     
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  6. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    I wouldn’t do that I don’t think that is good for their health. The salad probably would be OK as long as it doesn’t have salad dressing on it. I don’t know about pizza though. I mean just think about people that eat pizza and salad with lots of dressing, they usually are obese and that is not good for your health. I think obesity in chickens usually leads to reproductive problems and a shorter lifespan.
     
  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    The salad could be the 10% of their diet that isn't chicken feed. I wouldn't feed pizza except for an occasional treat.
     
  8. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    I would also be worried about having to give a lot of butt baths! That’s what happens when I give my chickens too many treats!
     
  9. Red-Stars-in-RI

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    Why not feed chickens food off plates? I can't think of a better use on the planet (including composting) to properly manage food waste.
     
  10. Red-Stars-in-RI

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    How much are you getting and how often? What's the mix pizza/salad? How many chickens you have?

    Unlike others here, I give my chickens as much "people food" as I have to give them...I think your flock would love the salad greens. The only concern with the pizza would be salt, I'd think, so while you'd want to limit it, I'd say you can safely limit it to "more than none".
     

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