what about dog food/ok or not?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rosegal, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started feeding my dogs raw, and have left over very expensive dry food that will go to waste.
    What do you think?
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    up to 12 chickens
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    Most chickens seem to love dog food. Mine eat it. But I feed the small bite size feed.
     
  3. Charlene1234

    Charlene1234 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a VERY hard time keeping my chickens out of our dog food!! They LOVE IT.
     
  4. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the dog food is soaked in water first there is less chance of it causing any swallowing problems. That is what we do.
     
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  5. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
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    I would think it would be fine as treats, but since the nutritional requirements for dogs is going to be different for chickens, it may be missing some important. (Or have too much of something that may be harmful) To be safe, I would give it to them in moderation, but rely on chicken feed for the majority of the chicken's diet.
     
  6. rosegal

    rosegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I tried a handful today, they ate a bit, but only when I crushed it up. At this rate, it will take a long time to get it consumed.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Put it in the dog's dish. Something about stealing it, maybe it makes it taste better. I don't think the poor dog has had a full meal since I got chickens.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I would crumble it and give it to them as treats or donate it to your local animal shelter
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Put it in the dog's dish. Something about stealing it, maybe it makes it taste better. I don't think the poor dog has had a full meal since I got chickens.

    Yeah... I have to feed the cats after the chickens are to bed, else they don't get to eat!
     

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