Could chickens eat baby cereal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stone_family3, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The kind in boxes? I always see boxes of it on CL for free. Was thinking it would be a faster "hot" breakfast for them, just add warm water.
     
  2. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't see why not. I never thought of that before and it IS oatmeal so...... I'd say go for it! I'm going to now [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Be aware that many of the baby cereals on the market today have very high levels of iron.
     
  4. kenhansen

    kenhansen New Egg

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    Chickens will eat just about anything. Like the previous post about iron content, beware of what you give them. In a pinch my chickens love cat food with their scratch. My preference is scratch, sweet feed and oyster shells. I have "free range" and a hen house for the egg layers. The best way for me to tell if they like their feed is when there isn't any left in the morning when I feed them again. I did learn the chicks don't eat the oyster shells (even finely crushed) until they were older. I guess they didn't eat it because they were too young to lay and didn't need it. Now they love it! Good for their gizzards anyway.
     

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