Dry Uncooked Or Cooked Oats?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickens2009, May 19, 2010.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few cans of outdated oats that a friend gave me for my chickens. Should I cook it first or is it ok to give it to them raw right out of the can?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Uncooked straight from the container is one of my chickens favorite treats.
     
  3. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much Katy! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Both are fine. My chickens like cooked and un - cooked. [​IMG]
     
  5. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haven't tried uncooked, but if there are leftovers from making oatmeal for our 10 month old son, i always give it to the chickens. they absolutely love it. the bowls are always clean.
     
  6. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get dry on top of thier oatmeal- and they love it
     
  7. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both [​IMG]

    I make cooked oatmeal for my hens every morning and add plain yogurt.
    Maybe 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal & 1 tablespoon yogurt per bird.

    I also give them whole oats as scratch- toss a handful mixed with BOSS every now & then.

    They love both equally - the oatmeal gets picked at even before I can put the bowl down (they roost near the coop door).
    The scratch is so beloved they know the container I keep it in and "ask" me for it...well, actually they DEMAND I open the container & hand it out [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    they like both, but the protien in oats and barley are better absorbed by chickens if it is cooked first.
     

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