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So I'm feeding beet soaked pulp pellets to my horses now and my chickens have ...
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    beet pulp and chickens?

    So I'm feeding beet soaked pulp pellets to my horses now and my chickens have been scavenging what they can. ... Is it safe for them? If not I can just keep them locked up until the horses are completly done.
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    It shouldn't hurt them. Mine used to eat grass and old veggie skins, so I imagine it would be similar to that.

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    Mine have been eating it for years I used to purposfully give them a bit when I was feeding it to my horses. They like it, and I can't see that it would hurt them. My chickens are free range, so I imagine they could come up with something worse to eat!

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    should be fine...
    It's crazy, even my cats try to eat it...lol
    there's nothing like the smell of a horse....ahhh.
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    thanks guys.

    My chickens free range too and love to sneak into the horses feed pans. I figured it would be ok but wanted to see if anyone knew of issues with it. Mine do get all kinds of extras besides thier layer feed such as the grass they eat themselves and some leftovers and who knows how many kinds of bugs they eat.

    My dog tried some one time and made a face gave me an odd look and walked away.
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    I thought I would share this artical that I just saw.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8399094
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    Beet pulp really is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I have rehabbed several horses with it, and my easy keepers consider it a "treat" to get some "grain," along with those that need real grain, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyryah View Post
    Beet pulp really is a wonderful thing, isn't it? I have rehabbed several horses with it, and my easy keepers consider it a "treat" to get some "grain," along with those that need real grain, lol.

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    The only 'problem' I have with the stuff now is that because of my schedule I end up with it stored and soaking in my fridge... not much room for my food now.. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varisha View Post
    I thought I would share this artical that I just saw.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8399094
    Cool, cholesterol reduced eggs... that's a plus....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varisha View Post
    The only 'problem' I have with the stuff now is that because of my schedule I end up with it stored and soaking in my fridge... not much room for my food now.. LOL
    LOL, you need to check your local classifieds listings. Quite often you can find working refridgerators for free. Or get a Mini fridge that is big eough to hold a 5 gallon bucket

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