They got into the pig feed...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EggsForIHOP, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this okay? Came home tonight - DH was out there in the yard watching the chickens free range (over protective? not us!) I had a bag of pig food in the back of my truck - and they got into it! He turned his back for a second and 20 chickens tore that bag up! A lot is left, they of course didn't eat all of it - but still - is this okay for them to have? if it helps, it's the MG porky pellets...someone let me know - I think it should be okay, but still...what a mess they made too! And with a yard full of grass and a feeder full of chicken food no less!
     
  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I know someone that feeds pig feed exclusively to chickens, so I am guessing there won't be a major problem with your chickens.
     
  3. saxet

    saxet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks get it all the time. Fat, old, and healthy ducks. I bet you'll be just fine. And as you already figured out: they LOVE it. (so expect more organized pigfood raids)
     
  4. Debob

    Debob Out Of The Brooder

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    Not going to hurt them. They are only going to get full and fat.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I must say your chickens sound like our horses! LOL [​IMG]
    If we leave a bag of feed in the back of the pick up they rip it open and eat it!!!
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    They should be alright as long as they don't do it all the time.
    Most if not all the hog feed I have seen has way more salt than a chicken needs.

    Chris
     

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