Feeding chooks rice??

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  1. living simple

    living simple Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I know it may sound like a silly question, but is it ok to feed my isa browns rice? It's healthy long grain brown rice!

    Should i soak it first? Or is it fine to give to them raw? I have a 25kg bag of brown rice which has been sitting in the cellar for 7 years!! I'm not game enough to eat it myself, but thought i would feed it to the girls instead.

    Please tell me if i'm going to do them damage!

    Cheers
    Lyn
     
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    blinkblink Junior Member

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    We cook rice and feed it to our little chooks. It's usually our left over rice. They love it.

    I wouldn't feed uncooked rice to chooks or anyone else for that matter. It expands in the stomach and can kill.
     
  3. davo

    davo Junior Member

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    Chooks will eat just about anything that's animal or vegetable. I used to throw any mice from my traps into the chook dome.

    I agree that rice expands when wet, but wouldn't any grain do that? And chooks sure can handle eating grain. I just haven't tried 'em on rice!

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    our chooks eat always rice leftovers from the kids plate (combined with curry vegetables etc.)
     
  5. Tezza

    Tezza Junior Member

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    Shouldnt be any harm caused by rice at all except a fat belly 8)

    Tezza
     
  6. ho-hum

    ho-hum New Member

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    Chooks as we know them originated in the same region that rice did.

    No harm at all feeding chooks on rice although they may take a few days to get used to it.

    floot
     

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