What about dry cat food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Straykitty2, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Straykitty2

    Straykitty2 New Egg

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    My rooster occasionally eats my cats dry food, not a lot, but I'm wondering if this could cause him to have diarrhea? Not every time he poops just now & then throughout the day. Most of the time it is solid and looks normal. His every day food is pellets and scratch.
     
  2. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] an occasional cat food snack shouldn't hurt your roo. Chickens eat the odest things with no harm. As long as it's just a little and he has high quality food available I see no harm.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Cecal poops are quite runny, and quite normal. I give my girls a hand full of dry cat food when the weather is brutally cold, or when they are molting.
     
  4. aart

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    Straykitty2 New Egg

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    Thanks for getting back to me. He eats every little of the cat food so I won't be concerned about it now. His regular diet is pellets, scratch and plenty of water.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    If your pellets are of adequate protein to offest the scratch, he shouldn't need the cat food.

    I see you're in AZ, hot weather can make them drink more water which loosens the stool....it's how they shed heat from the body.
     
  7. Straykitty2

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    Oh maybe that's way he has some diarrhea because of the water he drinks. He eats so very little of the cat food that it probably has nothing to do with it. We've been exceptionally cold in AZ this winter, but come summer he'll probably drink more. Of course, as he lives mostly in the house the heat probably won't be much of a problem. Actually I didn't get him until he was 9 months old so he was raised outdoors during the summer.
     

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