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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Plucky Pullet, Oct 8, 2010.
Today was french fries. Man did they go nuts over those. I scattered them throughout the yard and they had so much fun "foraging" for them.
I have given my girls & guys raw potato peelings before....but I've read recently that I shouldn't. Why?
I have mixed for their every day food right now: layer pellets, cracked corn, whole oats (from the horse feed section) & BOSS. I also throw some wild bird seed in there now & then.
They get leftover scraps, too. I get apples, bananas & carrots from the school I work at, so they have those almost daily. My chickens eat banana peels & all. Is that ok? Does it look like I'm doing anything wrong? I'm somewhat new to chickens & only want what is best for them.
The only issue with potato peels is generally if they're green under the peel. That green contains a toxin that can make them sick. If no green, they're fine. LOL, green or not, I don't bother...my finicky girls won't touch 'em Everything else sounds great!
Ours get mixed vegetables, corn green beans and carrots mixed with plain cooked brown rice and mozzarella cheese in a pan and oats and laying pellets scattered on the ground every morning. In the evenings when I change out their water they get 2-3 pieces of string cheese. They follow me around the run while I'm changing the water until I sit down to give them the string cheese. It's like a chicken feeding frenzy, it's really quite comical to see how much they voraciously attack the cheese in my hand. Our chicks are spoiled rotten )
A pot of rice and last nights table scraps...mix veggies and cubed potatoes...
this morning they got bread/oatmeal mash with sunflower seeds- one of their favorites!
Cool! My chickens got sweetcorn and leftover pizza!
Mine won't touch banana peels or pumpkins. Last week they had a large pan of Thanksgiving leftovers. Today I will give them some corn on the cob.
They didn't get anything this morning- I very nearly didn't get away with my head!