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would it hurt to feed my chickens homemade chicken noodle soup?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jessiegirl5000, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. jessiegirl5000

    jessiegirl5000 Hatching

    Aug 11, 2012
    i read on a treat chart that it was okay to feed chickens cooked chicken so i was wondering if i gave my chickens the left over homemade chicken noodle soup if it would hurt them

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Uh, nope. [​IMG]
  3. Here's a link to toxic foods that poultry shouldn't eat and why:

    Here's a link here at BYC to the best treats for them:

    Here's the link to the source where I found these links (also here at BYC)

    So it would seem to me it would depend largely on whether or not those toxic foods are changed in composition upon being cooked/baked/boiled in a soup as to whether or not they would still be toxic. Composition of certain foods changes when it's changed from one state (form) to another.

    That being said, I see a LOT of "Toxic" foods on this list that people here give their chickens all the time and they never make posts about those chickens getting sick from them. LOL One lady hangs her apple cores up and lets the chickens eat them (I would imagine seeds included) - they aren't sick at all...soooo...I'd say it depends on the chicken and the source stating what is unsafe/toxic for them might not be completely accurate.

    I say give them the soup and if they fall ill, cross that bridge if you come to it. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  4. mickey328

    mickey328 Songster

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    Just make sure the soup isn't overly salted...too much salt isn't good for birdies :)
  5. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    it should be fine
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    souper yummy! [​IMG]


    Yes they will love it!
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Mine love it.

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