what are good table foods to feed my chickens ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sweetchick222, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. sweetchick222

    sweetchick222 Hatching

    Nov 17, 2010
    i love to walk out to my coop and suprise my girls with treats. they all run to the door to greet me ! i mostly treat them with greens. what eles should or can i give them that is not only good for them, but something you have found with your peeps, that they may really LOVE ! just wondering ........thanks so much ! [​IMG]

  2. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Mine love oats...on cold days I cook the oatmeal and add Craisins. Then I take mine and go out and eat breakfast with my girls. They also love raisins, corn, hot rice and cooked pasta. Oh and shredded cheese. Tomorrow they will be dining on Friendly's leftovers! Oh they like Chili's leftover too [​IMG] I hear chickens don't handle salt very well so I do limit their french fry intake!
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I feed mine a little bit of everything as long as it isn't salty... I have been giving them a little bit of leftover turkey everyday and their egg production has picked up.. I am thinking of cooking one just for them now!!
  4. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
  5. maizey

    maizey Songster

    sardines...they riot for sardines...and they can HAVE THEM [​IMG]
  6. maizey

    maizey Songster

    oh, and panattone that didn't rise AGAIN [​IMG]

  7. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    my chickens get everything that is left over from the house. I have had a "chicken bucket" on my counter for 25 years and everyone knows that all plate scraps get tossed in there. When I clean the refrigerator the science experiments even go in. I cook at a retirement home and all the veggie scraps and plate scrapings come home from there too. The only thing I dont feed them is avocado peels or pits...I heard they were poisonous. At least they are to my parrots!
    They seem to enjoy everything they can get their beaks on so I feed it to them. I have heard folks say that onions and other strong flavored foods can give the eggs an off taste--I have not found that to be true though.
    I will check that list in the previous post...I wont change the way I feed my birds; but it is probably interesting! Terri O
  8. mulewagon

    mulewagon Songster

    Nov 13, 2010
    The only thing I've found that they don't eat is citrus. And they're not too keen on celery, but they'll eat it eventually. Everything else disappears right down the hatch!

    I don't worry about the health aspects - if they were eating only pork chops, or something, that would be bad! But they eat plenty of layer feed, BOSS, and scratch grains, and the human food is only a small part.
  9. sweetchick222

    sweetchick222 Hatching

    Nov 17, 2010
    Ohhh goodness. Everyone !! Thank you so much for the very helpful post !! You all are so kind to help me !! I just wanted to make sure I don't feed my girls anything I shouldn't. Now I will try much more "treats"! Thanks again everyone !! [​IMG]

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