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This is probably a silly question....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TateLewis, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. TateLewis

    TateLewis Just Hatched

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    Has anyone ever bought bird supplies, like the toys/treats for parrots/parakeets/etc, to their chickens? Can they have that stuff too?

    Like I said it's probably silly but I didn't want to buy something to find out that it could make my girls sick.
     
  2. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't buy treats probably since the nutritional needs of each type of animal is different, but I have browsed the pet bird and small animals sections when looking for stuff for my chickens (also for my rats, there's literally no toys or anything marketed to rat owners so I have to get creative). So far I've only bought some feed cups for grit but some of the toys might be, like mirrors. Since chickens are much larger than most pet birds short of a parrot, most of the stuff just isn't big enough to suit them.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Chickens really do not play with toys....Pet bird seed is not nutritional for chickens...
    You could hang a cucumber, corn cob, cabbage or other veggies so they peck at it as is swings...
    Treats should be 5% of daily ration...

    Cheers!
     
  4. TateLewis

    TateLewis Just Hatched

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    Thanks! I was just wondering because with winter coming where I live, some days it gets so cold we leave the girls shut in the coop and I don't want them getting bored and pecking each other or something like that.
     

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