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post #21 of 27

That is what they it for breakfest. So do I

PROUD MAMA OF.....

Chickens- Stripe,Nugget,Noodle,Wing,Sandwich,Little,Poop.....

Turkeys-Papa John, Jake

Geese-Lucy and Billy

Swans-Jo

Cranes-Bob

Ducks- there are too many too name

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PROUD MAMA OF.....

Chickens- Stripe,Nugget,Noodle,Wing,Sandwich,Little,Poop.....

Turkeys-Papa John, Jake

Geese-Lucy and Billy

Swans-Jo

Cranes-Bob

Ducks- there are too many too name

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post #22 of 27

my chickens love  cracked cornthumbsup.gif

post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by sophiesmith View Post

That is what they it for breakfest. So do I

what flavor do they like?

mine eat yogurt mixed with layer pellets, i eat yogurt but skip the pellets ha ha ha, we're trying to be more healthy around here, too many pop tarts in the past got us into trouble. The chickens three favorite treats are

# 1 COOKED TROUT WE CATCH

#2  SCRATCH GRAINS

#3 MEAL WORMS

but they eat just about everything, even my kids airsoft bulletshe.gif

Currently we have a mix of RIRed, PBR, GoldenSL,and BlackSL hens.

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Currently we have a mix of RIRed, PBR, GoldenSL,and BlackSL hens.

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post #24 of 27

My girls love turnip greens.  I have a vegetable garden that, at this point, is about 80% turnips, and the greens on the big turnips are easily a foot and a half long.  I usually harvest one turnip a day to cut up into sticks or mash with supper or what have you, and tear the greens off for the hens.  8 hens make quick work of a turnips worth of greens.  I also give them chard from time to time, as I'm growing it for the first time and discovered I don't like it.  But they do.

 

They get a lot of kitchen waste.  Any stale bread or soft fruit and vegetables go to them.

 

Their favorite thing seems to be earwigs, though.  In this part of eastern Canada, earwigs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earwig) live in every dark crack and crevice, and the coop certainly has its share of those.  Whenever I open the run door, or the egg door, or any other flap on the coop, a dozen earwigs fall from the cracks and the hens peck them up voraciously.  I'm hoping that their efforts will, eventually, eliminate the earwig population in and around the coop.

post #25 of 27
My hens love raisins, they really love collard greens but for my girls tomatoes are their absolute fave
post #26 of 27

Yep to all of the above but adding, maybe because I'm in Texas, tortillas.  They get them if they go stale.  Their favorite bug is grub worms; the hens follow us around when they see the shovel and get in the way trying to be first.  Their favorite grassy type of treat is henbit or dandelions.


Edited by Nardo - 2/2/16 at 12:57pm
post #27 of 27

My birds must be weird- they hate bread/crackers/cereal....maybe because I never gave it to them as babies? Anyways...

 

1) GREENS...any kind- especially boston lettuce or chard.

2) mealworms. Eaten like lightning.

3) cracked corn

4) watermelon

5) peas

6) Cackleberry treats- they go crazy for these.

7) Tomatoes (if the ducks don't get them first)

8) Hotcake by farmers helper- hang one in the coop when I know they can't free range...lasts about 3 days.

9) oatmeal

10) BOSS

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