50lb wheat flour and 50 lb rice

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ljg17, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. ljg17

    ljg17 Hatching

    Nov 4, 2010
    Picked up 50lb rice, and 50lb of flour (torn bags grocer was going to toss), can I add them to my feed mix?

  2. HyLinda

    HyLinda Chirping

    Jun 14, 2010
    Warrens, WI
    Don't know about the flour and rice, but WELCOME [​IMG]
  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    I'd add them to "my" feed list -- they'd go into containers & get used in the kitchen as people food, torn bags or not!
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have added wheat bran (powdery) to my feed, but not flour. Don't see why not, though. You might make a mash for them so they don't waste it. The powdery stuff is hard to eat. If it's whole wheat flour, should be great. If it's white flour, I'd use it as a treat.

    Is the rice white? It won't have much nutrition if it's white. I'd use it as a treat.
  5. ljg17

    ljg17 Hatching

    Nov 4, 2010
    I would for sure add to the kitchen but I think that these had sat in the back for a while and probably have some weevil issues, I am intrigued by the mash idea, what would I add to make a mash? Would that be some veggie oil? or could I use lard?

    And thanks for the welcome!
  6. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Not sure flour has much useful nutrition to it but you can definitely use it to mix up whatever. It's not unsafe it's just not the most useful food item.
  7. Quote:Wouldn't that just be a bonus for the birdies??

  8. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    Anything in my pantry that gets old or weevily goes to the chickens. If it's powdery like a cake mix, I'll go ahead and cook it first (yep, I cook buggy cakes in a disposable aluminum pan so I don't cook bugs in my good bakeware.[​IMG]). Cereal, rice, beans and so forth get scattered as a treat.
    With flour, I might make pancakes or something for them, but they can't have my Vermont Maple Syrup! [​IMG]

    edited cuz I can't spell sometimes [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Mash just means add whatever you have on hand and water/milk. Like oats, or cracked corn/scratch. If you make it WARM water on a cold morning, that'll get them running to you.

    Basically any table scraps you want to give them you could add in with the flour and add water. Just make sure you take it away before the next day so it doesn't get moldy (could kill them). Mix one day's worth at a time.
  10. ljg17

    ljg17 Hatching

    Nov 4, 2010
    Thanks for getting me the mash info, I cant wait to try that warm mash for the girls!

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