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Can you use molasses as a binder?  Is it good (or particularly bad) for chickens??

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post #12 of 292
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Originally Posted by HennysMom 

redhen - is that regular bird seed with colored millet in there?

I was wondering if chickens could have bird seed but I wasnt sure hmm  I purchased premium bird feed (peanuts, whole kernel corn, sunflower seeds, millet) but I wasnt sure if I could give it to them or not..

So what did you bind it with when you baked it - eggs?


hi..here is the recipe..

Ingredients:..Bread slices, wild bird seed,Black sun flower seeds, (you can also use scratch, oatmeal, wheat germ, grits, whatever you want to use!..)

In a large mixing bowl..wet the bread slices..add the seed and scratch..(whatever you choose to add)...mix all the ingredients together(with your hands)..the wet bread is the binder..it makes a kind of dough....grease a microwave safe baking pan...add the bread/seed mixture to the pan...press down tightly with a spatula...put in microwave oven for 5 minutes..keep testing hardness with finger(it will take about 20 minutes total...)...when you feel it is hard enough..take out and let cool...it will harden even more...if you greased the pan enough..it will pop right out of the pan in one solid block..they love it!


Edited by redhen - 12/8/08 at 8:52pm

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post #13 of 292

How about using honey ?

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post #14 of 292
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Originally Posted by chicken women 

How about using honey ?


Honey and molasses both worry me.  I believe molasses is a mild laxative and I wouldn't use honey for the same reason.
Egg would probably be a better binder.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #15 of 292
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Originally Posted by gritsar 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicken women 

How about using honey ?


Honey and molasses both worry me.  I believe molasses is a mild laxative and I wouldn't use honey for the same reason.
Egg would probably be a better binder.


for mine..the bread binds it together very tightly...

I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when i will give my heart. ~ Jack Nicholson 

Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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Look! A ladder!! Maybe it leads to heaven, or a sandwich... 

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post #16 of 292
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Originally Posted by redhen 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gritsar 
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Originally Posted by chicken women 

How about using honey ?


Honey and molasses both worry me.  I believe molasses is a mild laxative and I wouldn't use honey for the same reason.
Egg would probably be a better binder.


for mine..the bread binds it together very tightly...


Yeah mine seems pretty hard, although I can break it apart with my hands.
The oatmeal helped I think.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, bredas and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #17 of 292
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Originally Posted by gritsar 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicken women 

How about using honey ?


Honey and molasses both worry me.  I believe molasses is a mild laxative and I wouldn't use honey for the same reason.
Egg would probably be a better binder.


I regularly use molasses flakes in the girls feed-no problem with the runs here-and so healthy for them!!!!wee  For that matter, so would honey, but the molasses is great for their health and will keep them healthy for a good many years!!!old

post #18 of 292

Geeeeeesh!
I don't want to EVER hear from you people again that I spoil MY chickens.

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post #19 of 292

great Idea never thought of baking a cake for my
ladies and gents.. thanks , do you also feed this in the summer months/

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post #20 of 292

hugs  THANK YOU WENDY! 

I'm going to make them this today..

Oh boy.. hubby's REALLY gonna think I've gone off the deep end now! gig

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"Deb, the home we like sometimes isnt the home we seek.......pray" -  Dad   

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