Couscous are pasta which are made from semolina wheat and water. Couscous are versatile and are delicious.
If you have some leftovers of couscous you prepare at your home, you might be wondering if it is good to serve them for the chickens as a treat.
In this blog post, you are going to discover if it is good to serve couscous for the chickens as a treat.
Can chickens eat couscous? Chickens can eat couscous. You can serve leftover couscous for the chickens as a treat. Couscous is a good source of carbs and fiber for the chickens.
Are couscous safe for the chickens?
Couscous are safe for the chickens. Couscous can be served alone or together with other treats for the chickens.
Couscous does not contain any toxic substance which can cause a serious effect in the body system of the chickens.
As a chicken owner, it is very essential to always do findings about the new treat you want to serve the chickens.
Other chicken owners might claim that a treat is good for chickens. This does not mean you should go ahead and start serving the same thing for the chickens.
You need to know if there is any toxic substance in the treat before you start serving them for your chickens.
Just like any other pets, chickens also possess delicate body systems, so you need to be cautious of whatever you are going to serve them as a treat.
To be honest, I have never fed couscous for the chickens before, but I did a little research before I could write anything in this post.
After I have done my research, I discovered that other chicken owners also fed couscous for the chickens but in moderation.
This shows that you can still go ahead and serve couscous for the chickens. But you should never go overboard about it.
How do I introduce couscous to my chickens?
If you have been serving different foods like rice pasta, Mac etc for the chickens, you shouldn’t have a problem introducing couscous for the chickens.
You simply put a little portion of the couscous you prepare at home into the feeders for the chickens.
The chickens are going to check on the couscous in the feeder, they will finish everything in there if they find the couscous palatable.
How often do I feed my chickens with couscous?
Couscous should be regarded as a treat. This means you can only serve couscous for the chickens once in a while.
However, if it happens that you prepare couscous on a regular basis, you should not serve it for the chickens than two times in a week.
Can couscous have effects on the chicken eggs?
The likes of pasta rice and grain do not have much effect on the eggs laid by the chickens. So I don’t think couscous will also have an effect on the eggs produced by the chickens.
Beside that, couscous does not offer much protein for the chickens. Therefore, there will be little or no impact on the egg lady if the chickens consume couscous.
How do you make cheap chicken feed?
There are so many ways to go about it if you want to make cheap chicken feed. You can start serving them some leftovers for the chickens. You just have to ensure that the leftovers you serve them are healthy for the chickens.
You should avoid serving them moldy food if you choose to serve them leftovers. You can also allow the chickens to have a free range within the compound to reduce the cost of feeding.
What grains can you feed chickens?
The following are some of the grains you can serve the chickens as a treat.
Chickens can eat fresh rice. It has to be cooked before you serve them for the chickens as a treat. Chickens are capable of eating different kinds of rice once they have been cooked. Rice is a good source of carbs for the chickens.
Corn is one of the favorite grains for the chickens. You can serve both fresh as well as dried corn for the chickens. They can also eat smoked corn as well as the cooked one. We grind dried corn and mix with the feed we serve the chickens.
Millet is another grain you can serve the chickens as a treat. Millet is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber for the chickens. Millet can be a great substitute for the feed you serve the chickens.
You can also serve barley for the chickens as a treat. Barley is a good source of carbohydrates for the chicken just like other grains. However you should avoid serving fermented barley for the chickens.
What are poisonous treats to chickens?
The following are some of the poisonous treats which you should avoid serving the chickens.
Chocolate should not be part of the treat you are going to serve the chickens. Chocolate contains a toxic substance and they have lots of sugars in them.
We consume avocados and there is no problem. Avocado should not be part of the fruits you are going to serve the chicken as a treat. Avocados have some toxic substances that can harm the chickens.
Sugar is not safe for the chickens. The chickens are going to experience a tummy upset if they manage to eat a treat or snack which contains a lot of sugar.
Chickens can eat couscous. You can serve couscous for the chickens as a treat when you have some as leftovers. However, moderation should be one of the top priorities when you are feeding the chickens and this include serving them couscous.