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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by goldenchic, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. goldenchic

    goldenchic Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    porridge dry or mixed with water or not at all? is this grits?

  2. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    I'm not sure what porridge is. I looked it up in the dictionary and it just said "a soft food made by boiling meal of grains or legumes in milk or water until thick."

    Hmmm.... I feed my birds cooked oatmeal sometimes. They like it. I use water, not milk.
  3. twister

    twister Songster

    Sep 12, 2009
    they LOVE anything mixed with YOUGURT!
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    LOL. Porridege is oatmeal! And yes, it can be fed - they love it.
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Chickens will love porridge Goldenchic. They'll eat it wet or dry and say "Thank you very much, may I please have more?" for it. That's loosly translated from "Bawk bawk, bak bak bak baaaak bawwwk?" Not sure what you are asking about grits. Grits is really only found easily in the southern part of the U.S. and it's a sort of porridge, but more thick than what you're used to, thick enough to be a side dish along-side of fried eggs for breakfast, or even certain dinner dishes. It's a lot like polenta in fact, though America's version is almost always white, rarely yellow.

    If you're asking about "grit" that is different. Grit is a crushed granite gravel that chickens use in their digestive tract to help grind grain in their feed. Does that help or make things worse? [​IMG]
  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    You can feed oatmeal cooked or uncooked. Our ladies love cooked oatmeal with a tablespoon or two of olive oil. One of their favorite foods.
  7. logan

    logan In the Brooder

    Nov 15, 2009
    yeah yogurt

  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Mine like porridge (oatmeal in the US) dry or made with broth, milk or water. I give some warm porridge on cold mornings and they love it. Sometimes I sprinkle flax in it...Grits is a 'southern thing' in the US... I did not like it when I moved from Europe to Florida....I will eat it with cheese added but not my favorite [​IMG] Grit is the crushed granite/rock stuff the chickens need to 'grind up' food. I sometimes scatter regular oatmeal, uncooked, in the run and they will happily eat it

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