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post #41 of 48

I mix some raw oatmeal in with the feed every now and then. During the winter, I'll give the girls some warm oatmeal on the colder mornings. Sometimes, they eat it right away, sometimes they won't eat much of it until around lunchtime.. They do seem to enjoy it regardless. 

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Owned by: My GF, 1 Golden Retriever; Daisey, 1 German Shepard; Ginger, and 2 Barred rock hens; Oreo and Lacey.

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Joe, Currently residing in SE PA on a plot of land that is way to tiny!
Owned by: My GF, 1 Golden Retriever; Daisey, 1 German Shepard; Ginger, and 2 Barred rock hens; Oreo and Lacey.

3 new babies as of 2-24-15.. Buff Orpington, Black Australourpe, Barnvelder

"Lifes a garden; Dig It!"  

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post #42 of 48

I usually make a BIG pot of oatmeal on cold mornings for the chickens.

 

They LOVE it.

 

I also give some to my 3 LGD's that are out with the chickens so they can have a warm breakfast, too.

 

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Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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Raising Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, Musk Turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres in the middle of nowhere.

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post #43 of 48

Most of the oatmeal I feed is boiled, but I'm sure they've had raw before. Good snack.

 

~ Aspen

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1 Guinea, 1 Chicken: 4 Bourbon & Slate Turkeys: 2 Ducks: 4 Call Ducks: 4 Muscovys: 4 Peafowl: 1 Parakeet and 2 Parrotlets.

 

LaMancha Goats: Angora Rabbits: Jerseys: and lots of horses. + 4 dogs and 2 cats.

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post #44 of 48

What's in your flock block?  Do you mind sharing the recipe? 

 

Thanks! 

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My blog: www.gardensandchickensandworms.com  21 Hens in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and 1 rooster.  Happily married to the most wonderful man in the world.  I went from 3 chickens in suburbia to now 22 in the mountains.  I love my chickens and blogging about them and my gardening.  
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post #45 of 48
What do you feed? Rolled oats? Steel cut? I know whole but as a treat can I feed them just tried short cooked oat meal??? Thanks
post #46 of 48
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Most of the oatmeal I feed is boiled, but I'm sure they've had raw before. Good snack.

~ Aspen
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post #47 of 48

I also feed my girls wet warm oatmeal, and they love it. Only reason I add hot water and let it sit to cool is because, I know they are gluttons and will stuff themselves if given the opportunity, I dont want them to fill up to much with dry oats and have it swell inside there Crop or stomach.

And all i have now is rolled oats so that's what I give them now.


Edited by KingKongChicken - 9/24/14 at 3:24pm
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Quote: Frank Lloyd Wright
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post #48 of 48

Either mine are more picky, or they didn't like that I made it without a dash of salt, pecan bits, dried fruit and a touch of brown sugar -with milk,  the way I like it, lol.

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