What left overs are safe for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by npbrenda, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. npbrenda

    npbrenda New Egg

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    I would like to give my girls some vegetarian left overs like pasta salad which contain fat in the form of oil or mayonaise. My hubby thinks the fat dressing these carbs is harmful for the chickens. Any 'official' word?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Personally, I've given my chickens ALL my leftovers. For years and years. As chickens are omnivores, they are designed to eat fat, as well as meats and veggies. Chickens aren't designed to live on grain alone, just like people aren't.
     
  3. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine like leftover pasta salad. It doesn't only have to be vegetarian either. It takes a lot of protein to lay eggs.
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Protein its the ticket plus fresh h2o.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    As long as it's not rotten or rancid, go ahead.

    Imp
     
  6. Alethea

    Alethea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any leftovers should be ok. Watch out for things that are very salty or are spoilt.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I give leftovers as long as there is no salt. I also give them fruit almost daily. They love applesauce the best.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I give leftovers too, but sparingly. More than 10-15% of their diet and egg laying drops! So treats stay as treats, not regular diet.
     
  9. jaketheeggman

    jaketheeggman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't found any food that hurts my chickens [​IMG] some foods are bad for us humans but we still eat it.
     
  10. cindy99

    cindy99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love pasta salad! [​IMG]
     

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