Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by quetsweyo, May 16, 2011.

  1. quetsweyo

    quetsweyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    I was feeding a baby starling i rescued from My Evil Cats on top of the 60 gal Rubbermaid tub my pullets are in and the chicks were very interested in that canned cat food(Trader Joes). I let them try it and they went apesh...bonkers. Is catfood a accepted treat for chickens? I'm afraid it was chicken, turkey, and rice flavor. My little cannibals! Seriously, is it ok healthwise? I watched them run around chasing each other with their first worms yesterday and i figure its all protein. Is it too much protein though? They were real serious about that meat, like little velociraptors! Qweep-qweep-qweep!!! Quetsweyo, Master of Puppies.
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    It's ok for an occasional treat but there is something about cat food that makes it not really good for chickens. I can't remember what it is though unless it's just too much protein or the fact that cats need a high fat content in their food.

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