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post #1 of 6
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I have been reading lots of threads over the past few weeks about chickens eating pretty much anything. This does not seem to be the case for my ladies all they seem to like is corn and layers pellets the list of tried treats is

Lettuce
Tomatoes
Sprouting corn
Bread crumbs
Cereal
Salad items

Does anyone have any other ideas??? I want to treat them...
post #2 of 6

Mine love dried meal worms, mashed up hard boiled egg, peas, fresh corn, watermelon, bits of whole grain bread once in a while. 

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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post #3 of 6

you can also try rolled oats, shredded carrots, and squash. feeder bugs like meal worms or roaches, these can be expensive. best to grown your own.

post #4 of 6

Mine won't touch dried meal worms, but they love cucumbers and corn and watermelon , cheese, cooked ground pork.... they go nuts for it, green peas, ham,bananas,scrambled eggs,pumpkins, rice, pasta. 

post #5 of 6
Is it better to start them on all this different stuff when they are very young?? I'm afraid my brooder raised chicks aren't going to know how to be chickens.... roll.png

Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back. Leading the pack.....

 

~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ 

 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

 

*~*Jennifer*~*

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post #6 of 6

Give them time.  Things that are new they may just taste a little and not really eat, but keep trying and they made come to love it.

 

As far as mine, it would be easier to list what they won't eat than what they will.   In fact the only things I can think of are things in my yard they shouldn't eat anyways, like Ivy, rhodendedren, peppermint, anything in the onion family.

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