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what can/can't they eat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Saltiena, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know that they eat bugs, can they eat grubs?
    do any of you have a list you can share of food i can and can't give them, i think i can give them oats right?, we have a "grub infested" yard, so i really hope that they can eat them [​IMG]
     
  2. Oaknim

    Oaknim Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine eat grubs, worms, moths, ants, mice, anything that moves, really. I cringe in the summer time when they catch locusts and the poor little thing buzzes around as they all fight to eat it. Daily, I feed them Layena mixed with lentils, split peas, milo, millet, wheat, corn, boss, barley, and DE. They also get lots of treats from the kitchen and free range throughout the day eating weeds and whatnot. Sorry I don't have specific list! My chickens all have different taste buds and prefer some things to others. One of my chickens absolutely loves chilled fruit of all kinds - she will not eat it when it's room temp. Such a snob! ~ Oaknim
     
  3. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, i just relized if they couldn't eat grubs then we coulden't keep them so it's nice to know

    btw are you a buddhist your signature is a quote of buddah so....
     
  4. Oaknim

    Oaknim Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm Jain, but I also follow a lot of Buddhist teachings (they're similar), plus Buddha has wonderful quotes! [​IMG] ~ Oaknim
     
  5. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tahts so interesting, i have never met any other buddhist (or partial buddhists). all of my friends exept it, but they won't talk about it
     
  6. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any type of fruit/veggie that they CAN'T eat?
     
  7. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't eat avocado and uncooked potatoes.

    You also need to avoid anything that is rotten or mouldy or it will kill them.

    When it comes to things around the garden that are poisonous, they are pretty sensible really. Before I knew it was poisonous, I offered them some avocado. They took one peck and then turned up their beaks in disgust, before wiping them vigourously on the ground!
     
  8. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh okay, i thought some people said about giving them "slightly out of date"cream cheese etc?
     
  9. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cream cheese is pretty salty. I'd try to stay away from additional sodium in the birds' diet. Salt poisoning can be deadly for chickens.
     
  10. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about apples and or apple seeds?
     

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