I love these lists but I never see anyone mention tofu. My birds absolutely love it. Raw, plain tofu. They fight for it and a couple of times when I had a sick hen the only things she would eat were tofu and watermelon. In both cases they recovered.
Great list! My girls just won't eat carrots, oddly enough. Since they are somewhat lazy (spoiled) I tried shaving some. Nope. Just the greens, please! And asparagus is just gross, please don't put it in here with us, thank you!
I'm always looking for new ideas for healthy treats for our small flock. This list was really helpful. I like that there is a list of what not to feel also. I didn't know that chickens couldn't have citrus.
It's a great list, but perhaps foods can be added for a more comprehensive reference (and maybe in a PDF that can be printed/ posted on the fridge). If anyone else keeps a garden going... these are some chicken treats that I'd add to the list...
Our flock absolutely goes NUTS for fennel fronds! They love the tender leaves. I figured this out because I thought I bought dill, but it ended up being fennel of which I am not a huge fan of. I stuff fennel fronds and/or dill into a treat ball for them and they have a blast trying to get it out. They love fennel fronds more than mealworms!!
And HERBS! They looooooooove fresh oregano. It definitely helps keeping my oregano plants in check. I also give them parsley, celery leaves, mint and sage. The sage is apparently chicken protective from salmonella. I guess that's why there's so many sage and chicken recipes?
I saw on fresh eggs daily about feeding them garlic -- and how it's apparently also protective for health. I include 3-4 minced garlic cloves every other night -- and they love it. I know garlic and onions are in the same family... but I haven't killed them with garlic yet, which is good.
Finally -- edible flowers like squash blossoms, marigolds, candelunas, and nasturtiums! They love it when I shred some marigold flowers for them! Or I throw in a whole flower head and they play chicken keep away with it!
This is a great list of treats! My girls favorites are bananas, watermelon, cucumbers and of course, meal worms! I tried the cabbage on a string and they completely ignored it even after I tore some leaves off and tried to hand it to them. They also enjoy cooked oatmeal (with berries) on a cold day. The joke in our house is that hubby only gets a cup of coffee from me in the morning and the chickens get oatmeal. So I've told him when he starts laying eggs for me, I'll cook him a hot breakfast.