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Sludge: a chicken's form of Starbucks

How to make "sludge", AKA Starbucks for chickens!
  1. RAsChickens
    Sludge is a nutritious and delicious snack for chickens. It looks pretty gross, but my hens are addicted to it! My boyfriend actually calls it "really bad cow diarrhea". Today, I'll show you how to make it!

    You'll need:
    -a blender
    -3 cups of your chickens normal feed
    -watermelon
    -a banana
    - 1 cup of water
    -An old cake pan or shallow tray

    1. Put all ingredients into blender and mix.
    2. Add more water if needed, the sludge should be the consistency of a Starbucks Frappuchino (or if you're unfamiliar with Starbucks, a smoothie)
    3. Pour into cake pan or tray and serve!

    Tiffany, Gidget, Anna, Elsa, and Joy enjoying some sludge whilst free ranging! IMG_2010.JPG
    My Barred Rock, Gidget, is a die hard sludge fan! Her face, wattles, and neck are always covered in sludge when she's finished enjoying it! IMG_2015.JPG

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  1. KarennFallon
    What a great idea! How often do you give them this or any treats for that matter? I've read that scratch and other foods on the ground can get contaminated by poop and cause diseases. This obviously would be in a dish. My girls get the pellet style food, not sure my blender will like that, and my bananas are frozen. May have to soak the pellets in the water or thawing banana to soften before blending. I think they'll love this!
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    1. RAsChickens
      I prepare it in my kitchen and serve it in a clean plastic dish. I usually give then grit right after they are finished. You don't need to soak the pellets, my girls get Purina Layena pellets and if I add enough water, they come out perfectly blended. They usually get it weekly or bi-weekly.
  2. Bluestar3795
    Oh, haha too cool and cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. ducks_and_chickens
    Really bad cow diarrhea. lol!
    Nice recipe, will keep them moisturized on a hot summer day too.
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  4. nickylou665
    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Whittni
    Nice, be sure to throughly wash the blender to avoid consuming chicken feed though!
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  6. MrsAuberry00
    I may have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe!
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