Plain Rice as Chicken feed

Asked December 9, 2015, 9:19 PM EST

Is plain rice bad to feed the chickens for egg-laying?

Riverside County California poultry

1 Response

Rice can be used in poultry feed but cannot be fed as the sole feed source. Feeding white rice resulted in the discovery of vitamins since it resulted in deficiency symptoms similar to beriberi in humans.
The rice should be de-hulled (the rice hulls can be used as a bedding material) or the fiber will be too high.