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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2013, 07:50 »
Don't worry ANHBUC, I only ever buy the 'no added sugar or salt' variety!   :)

I have also found that they love fresh pineapple too, but don't give them too much or it makes their poo go runny!  :(

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2013, 09:42 »
Don't worry ANHBUC, I only ever buy the 'no added sugar or salt' variety!   :)

I have also found that they love fresh pineapple too, but don't give them too much or it makes their poo go runny!  :(

 :lol:  You don't want that, it is a nightmare to clean up.
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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2013, 10:23 »
Please remember that it is illegal to give your birds any scraps from your kitchen if you live anywhere in the EU. This includes excess spaghetti etc.
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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013, 10:29 »
my chickens' favourite treat is tinned sweetcorn. I can even get them to take their verm-x worming pellets (which they hate) if it is mixed up in pureed sweetcorn!
I hate to be the bringer of bad news BUT Verm-x is not a wormer, it used to be advertised as one but has had to change the labels as their products are just a herbal 'gut conditioner' remedy.
The only licensed and effective product for worming chickens is Flubenvet.

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2013, 12:01 »
Please remember that it is illegal to give your birds any scraps from your kitchen if you live anywhere in the EU. This includes excess spaghetti etc.

So we keep being reminded, but they will get our scraps and any excess food :)

(an illegal is still a sick bird)
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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2013, 12:34 »
Remember anybody including DEFRA can read all the messages on here. We as a forum have to abide by the law which is why we keep pointing out the law to you all. DEFRA even went to the trouble of putting this law into plain English in an email to me so that there can be no ambiguity as to what the law is for everybody in the EU.

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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2013, 12:43 »
Remember anybody including DEFRA can read all the messages on here. We as a forum have to abide by the law which is why we keep pointing out the law to you all. DEFRA even went to the trouble of putting this law into plain English in an email to me so that there can be no ambiguity as to what the law is for everybody in the EU.

Fully appreciated, but my hens and eggs are for me and me alone, I dont sell birds, I dont sell eggs, they are for my own personal use, my hens are in good condition and healthy,

Until I get a DEFRA agent knock at my door I shall carry on (no offence intended)

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2013, 13:40 »
it doesn't matter if they are just for you it is still illegal to feed any scraps from a private or a business kitchen to any livestock, and whether you think of your hens as pets or not they are still classed as livestock in the eyes of the law.
Please do not keep arguing this point.

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2013, 13:42 »
For any of you who feel this may be wrong then please take a few minutes to read this post:-
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=100729.0

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2013, 14:00 »
not arguing any point, I am responsible for my own actions or in actions

AND my vet doent seem to have any problems with what I am feeding them and I do like to think he is rather more qualified than you

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2013, 14:05 »
You've been asked to stop arguing the point, now you're being told.

It's not a matter of being qualified to say what is or isn't good to feed hens, the forum has a responsibility to stick within the law.

That is what is being pointed out to you.
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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2013, 14:10 »
There are many things that are against the law, but people still do break them, but they dont get reminded all the time

I have just stated my opinion  (I guess I am still allowed to state that or have one here ?)

The topic was what do you give your chooks treats, I have told what I give mine, there was no drama's, I never started the argument, I just responded to joyfulls reply
« Last Edit: May 19, 2013, 14:15 by pepsi100 »

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2013, 14:18 »
Your vet obviously doesn't know the laws then, so if you would like to send me his/her address I will send them a copy of the laws from DEFRA. I am obviously more up to date with them than your vet is.
Any more arguing on this point and the post will be locked which is a shame because the original poster was asking for help.

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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2013, 14:23 »
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I have just stated my opinion  (I guess I am still allowed to state that or have one here ?)


You are allowed your own opinion, of course, but keep it to yourself - do not advocate anything illegal on this forum. That keeps things simple............................
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Re: treats for hens
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2013, 14:27 »
Sorry joyfull, I wont be sending you anything,

I am happy with my vet and his services, yes you maybe upto date on the law, (but so are the police) but it doesnt stop any laws being broken and it wont stop my hens enjoying scraps, rice, macaroni or spagetti (which is cooked for them apart from the times we cook extra)

I would rather feed my hens with it (scraps) than put it in the bins the council provides and empties every 2 weeks (unless they are opened and scattered by foxes)

Yes it would be a shame to lock the topic (but I dont lock topic, that is upto the admin)

Yes I got a few tips from this topic, (about the pumpkin)



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