Treats for your chickens


Treat Types for your chickens

General Opinions

Apples

Raw and applesauce

Apple seeds contain cyanide, but not in sufficient quantities to kill.

Asparagus

Raw or cooked

Okay to feed, but not a favorite.

Bananas

Without the peel

High in potassium, a good treat.

Beans

Well-cooked only, never dry

Also, greenbeans.

Beets

Greens also.

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Berries

All kinds

A treat, especially strawberries.

Breads

All kinds - good use for stale bread or rolls

Feed starches in moderation.

Broccoli & Cauliflower

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Tuck into a suet cage and they will pick at it all day.

Cabbage & Brussels Sprouts

Whole head -

Hang a whole cabbage from their coop ceiling in winter so they have something to play with and greens to eat.

Carrots

Raw and cooked

They like carrot foliage too.

Catfood * (see bottom of page)

Wet and dry

Feed in strict moderation, perhaps only during moulting * (see bottom of page)

Cereal

Cheerios, etc.

Avoid highly sugared cereal such as Cocopuffs, etc.

Cheese

Including cottage cheese

Feed in moderation, fatty but a good source of protein and calcium

Cooked Chicken

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They may like it and it won’t kill them, but it just seems so….. ummm………… wrong.

Corn

On cob and canned, raw and cooked

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Crickets (alive)

Can be bought at bait or pet-supply stores.

Great treat – provides protein and it’s fun to watch the chickens catch them.

Cucumbers

Let mature for yummy seeds and flesh.

Eggs

Hardcooked and scrambled are a good source of protein, and a favorite treat.

Feed cooked eggs only because you don’t want your chickens to start eating their own raw eggs.

Eggplant

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Fish / Seafood

Cooked only.

Flowers

Make sure they haven't been treated with pesticides, such as florist flowers might be.