wet cat food

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by davecash, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Songster

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    is wet cat food safe to feed to chickens for protein?
     
  2. countrygirl4513

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    Only as a treat on occasion. They still need their regular feed.
     
  3. davecash

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    Okay, but it is okay to feed it to them?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Yes, every once in awhile.
    No, not everyday.
     
  5. SandraChick

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    wet cat food can be a good source of extra protein when needed...however I've moved it to the medical need category.

    Adding meat protein to your chickens diet is important...as I recall you freerange your chickens so they get that on their own when they eat bugs and frogs and such. But every once in a while you'll get a chicken that gets anemic or maybe it's going through what we call a hard molt (that's when they lose almost all their feathers at once).

    Cat food has the meat proteins, but it also has a lot of other fillers and such. That's why I only use it if I really need to.


    edited to add: a good source of meat protein is your own leftover meat---they don't mind the grissle either! If you're a fisherman or hunter...you can also give them the meat that you don't eat...my chickens surround DH and I when we're cleaning fish, or deer....they just love it.

    Sandra
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2007

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