Would you feed them chili?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by france, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. france

    france Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    North East
    I have a leftover very bland white turkey chili. White beans, turkey, tomato sauce and light chili seasoning.
    Would you feed it to the chickens or skip it?
    I hate throwing it and who doesn't like a bowl of chili on a cold snowy day [​IMG]
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Sure go ahead and feed it to them LOL! I feed mine chili too! Be forewarned with the bits of tomatoes, or tomato sauces, their poo will get red for a day or two, so don't think they got cocci.
  3. krcote

    krcote Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Serve it up!
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    Nope! The sodium content.... Not for my birds!!! Plus I do not feed any nightshades, cooked or not.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  5. greenriver

    greenriver Songster

    Dec 19, 2010
    Wilmington, Il
    No, would not do it.
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Mine are offered any leftovers, although with a teenage boy in the house, there's never much to offer. My girls will actually turn their beaks up at certain foods though...lol. Like geebs, I am a bit scroogy with foods that have a lot of sodium.
  7. Casey3043

    Casey3043 Songster

    I give mine absolutely everything that is leftover--chili, spaghetti & meatballs, soup, beef stew, whatever! If I was eating it, I figure it can't be poisonous to them. I do have a composter, but they figured out how to get in there. When my son was here at Christmas, I told him to put the onion peelings in the composter and not give them to the chickens because they might "flavor" the eggs. He came back and said "Why bother?" There was already a chicken in there when he dumped the onions. The chickens come in through the clean-out door and wait for stuff to drop from heaven when they see you lifting the lid. Might as well just throw them all the scraps. They leave a few things, like orange and banana peels. I gave them our turkey carcass after Christmas, and just had to go out the next day and pick up bare bones. Not a scrap of meat left anywhere.

    PS Never noticed any onion flavor in the eggs. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2011
  8. madimorg

    madimorg In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2010
    Central Ohio
    I feed most leftovers to my flock; heck we even bring home any leftovers from dinners out just for the girls. If anything is too salty or spicy I don’t. They leave anything they don’t like and those get tossed into the field. They have had lobster, salads, lasagna, mashed potatoes, pizza crust, chipotle burritos, etc... They still have constant access to chicken feed and with 30 chickens being tossed leftovers it's not like anyone is actually getting too much by the time they all grab a bite and run. So my answer would be yes, give it to them and let them decide if they like it or not.
  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    my birds get whatever leftovers the dogs don't grab first [​IMG]
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Exactly what TriciaHowe and Casey3043 said. Mine have eaten many a chili leftover.

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