What not to feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by eggcited2, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Songster

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    I imagine this has been asked before, but don't know how to find if it has: what should I not feed my chicks and chickens? What veggies and/or fruits is bad or dangerous for them?

    I have giving them watermelon and yesterday gave them some zucchini. But want to make sure I am not giving them anything dangerous that could make them sick or cause death.

    Also, what kind of bugs and such is safe that I could get from a pet store: of course I am giving meal worms which they go crazy for. But crickets, regular earth worms, wax worms, ????? I do not give these on a daily basis, but as a treat once or twice a week. How often can they have these kind of things?
     
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
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  3. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Songster

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    Thank you so much for the link. I love the site, great suggestions and ideas, and the pictures are priceless! [​IMG]
     
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

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    NEVER feed

    Potato peelings
    avocado
    moldy/old leftovers
    really salty foods
    candy/ chocolate / sugar
    And from a site I read the other day dried/uncooked beans are also bad [​IMG]



    crickets are ok to feed them. If they free range they would eat them all the time so it doesnt really matter how often they get them. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2010
  5. AllCoop'dUp

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    There are packing peants made from rice that are even human edible. I wouldn't say as a regular diet, but would be interesting to see the reaction.[​IMG]
     

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