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Mushrooms are a type of fungus that is often eaten in many different cultures because they have so many health benefits. But chickens can eat mushrooms?

That’s the question on everyone’s minds, and we’re here to answer it for you!

Chickens can indeed eat mushrooms, but there are some things that you should know about how they affect your chickens and what precautions you should take when feeding them to your poultry.

Read on to learn more about this tasty food source for your chickens.

In this blog post, we’ll explore whether or not chicken feed contains enough protein and micronutrients from using mushrooms as an ingredient. 

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Chickens can eat many different types of fungi such as button mushrooms, portabella mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms; however, they should never be fed the poisonous amanita muscaria variety because it could cause a deadly reaction in them.

For chickens to enjoy eating any type of mushroom (except for Amanitas,) you will need to cook it before feeding them so that their taste buds are accustomed to eating fungus-based dishes.

The amount of time needed for cooking depends on what kind of mushroom you’re adding into your dish–but when preparing raw ingredients make sure that no chunks remain after boiling.


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