Does anyone feed oats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tropical Chickies, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Songster

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    I was wanting to feed oats to my girls, but was wondering if you use rolled oats or another type of oat.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I give mine rolled oats once or twice a week.

    Imp
     
  3. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Songster

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    Great, thanks for your input. [​IMG]
     
  4. atimme

    atimme Songster

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    It's great as scratch feed for treats, and shouldn't hurt them any, go for it! [​IMG]
     
  5. Whimsy

    Whimsy Songster

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    One of the girls favorite treat is a mixture of rolled oats and sour cream. They are like steam shovels eating it, I think I just feed it to them because it is hysterical to watch. By the time they finish everyone has sour cream all over their backs!!
     
  6. Tropical Chickies

    Tropical Chickies Songster

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    Quote:Haha...sounds cute!!
     
  7. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

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    I feed mine soured Race Horse Oats which is a premium whole oat. It's great for feather growth and really puts a shine on them. The fermentation that takes place will add probiotics and increases the protein to about 18%. The birds love them. I feed this as 10% to 15% of their daily intake. This was recommended to me by the breeder that I got my birds from.
     
  8. BayChicks

    BayChicks In the Brooder

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    I mix whole or crimped oats with our scratch feed. The chickens love them!
     
  9. The Tinman

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    I just started giving mine the plain 1 minute oats. Cooked and uncooked. They love it, you would think they were starving. I think they were actually trying to like the bowl.
     
  10. grandmaof5

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    Would this be for layers, and not for younger pullets? I'm wondering if the high protein is suitable for pullets...
     

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