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SHAD0Wdump

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Chickens eating cat food?
« on: August 24, 2010, 09:35:09 pm »

Every morning I go out to feed the cats, fill the bird feeder, fill the water pan for the cats, fill the chicken feeders with chicken feed, let them out, and fill their water dispenser.
 Unfortunately every morning they make a bee-line for the cat's food. What I'm wondering is if this is alright, the biggest issue is I don't know how I'd feed the cats otherwise. We've moved to half of their food in the morning and half at night, when the chickens are locked up.

 Is cat food fine for the chickens to digest? There hasn't been any short term issues that we've observed at least.

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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 09:39:51 pm »

Chickens'll eat anything, including chicken. It should be fine.

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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 10:05:02 pm »

What? even cannibalism's ok?
 We had some scraps before, we put them into the cat bowl before the chickens were in, they just took over.

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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 10:40:11 pm »

I just laughed my ass off, even though this is a real question.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 10:47:51 pm »

And the colonel has visited my thread...

 Today is weird.

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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 10:49:15 pm »

What? even cannibalism's ok?
 We had some scraps before, we put them into the cat bowl before the chickens were in, they just took over.

Yeah. Chickens eat anything. They're the hogs of the avian kingdom with the vicious personalities to boot.

Your current solution (separate feeding times) is probably the best.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 11:01:48 pm »

Oh God my avatar made me have to run to the toilet to avoid pissing all over myself
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 11:07:47 pm »

Many animals will eat anything if given the chance.

My university is spread over several hills, and there are a lot of road-side cafes and restaurants. Tree sparrows will jump onto tables and eat chicken leg, eggs, steak and sausages.

Those tree sparrows are as a result understandably fat... they are literally bouncing meatballs with feathers. Sometimes they don't even jump/fly away when you walk/sit nearby.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 11:34:14 pm »

Wait, isn't feeding wild animals (for some stupid reason) illegal?

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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 11:35:24 pm »

Depends where you are. It ain't illegal where I'm from. Which is because the horse-headed men and the witches and dwarves will mess your shit up if you don't feed the animals.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 11:46:23 pm »

Wait, isn't feeding wild animals (for some stupid reason) illegal?

No one is feeding the sparrows... it's the sparrows eating whatever is left before a waiter clean up the table.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2010, 11:58:25 pm »

ok then, but this makes me wonder why we can't domesticate animals on our own anyway, because a really want a pet racoon. :-[

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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 12:02:27 am »

No. No you don't. A pet ferret is fine and they make adorable, loyal pets. Raccoons, however, are evil.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 12:23:13 am »



Those bastards.
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Re: Chickens eating cat food?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 05:26:54 pm »

If you get a ferret people will think you're homeless and give you money.

Do it.
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