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Favorite Cold Weather Treat

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by desertgirl, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    For my girls-some mornings it is the Frasier Special ("Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs"), on really cold mornings it is oatmeal,scratch and whatever else is handy.

    What are your favs?
     
  2. save the favs

    save the favs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This winter they were enjoying a morning mix of alfalfa meal, crushed red chili peppers, ground corn (scratch), homemade kefir (like drinkable yogurt) & some warm water. But, when the hard freezes hit, this mix would freeze within 20 min & stay frozen all day. So, I stopped putting any water in it & just barely moisten the dry stuff with the kefir (made from 2% milk) & it stopped freezing. The milk fat in the kefir didn't freeze like the water did & it stayed edible all day.
     
  3. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried mixing up some stuff, cooked warm oatmeal, but my flock seems to most enjoy their crumbles as a warm mash! Go figure
     
  4. save the favs

    save the favs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Also, I forgot to mention that I mix in the following to the above: ground blk sunflower & Nutri-Balancer vit/min. Not only do they appreciate getting this in the mornings & expect something, but each of the items have a specific purpose for supplement feeding in a small amount. This helps with their fertility, egg laying & general health. I just have everything mixed together in a container, then add the Nutri-Balancer vit/min & a splash of the Kefir before feeding. It's quick & easy.
     
  5. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Winter Dinner Special
    Use your own judgement of how much you will need. This is an economical feed/treat for my chickens. You can also be Creative! Find market specials on fruits and veggies.
    See what your guys and gals prefer. They will absolutely love it! Amy
    Fill large cook pot with water
    Add chopped Sweet Potato
    Bring to a boil
    Add rice (or oatmeal)
    Cook until potatoes are tender and rice is fluffy
    Add a large container of applesauce
    Let set until only nice and warm
    Spoon out to your flock and watch them enjoy!


    Spinach, turnips, parsnips, greens, cabbage, apples, berries, carrots, celery, beans, and peas, can be mixed and matched.
    Also buy cheap generic cereals. Simply add them to boiling water and voila! Treat!
     
  6. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try my Winter Dinner Special and tell me what your flock thought of it. Amy
     
  7. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone tried the Winter Dinner?
     
  8. tdgill

    tdgill Chillin' With My Peeps

    not yet, gotta do some shopping but sounds delicious! should I share it with the chickens? [​IMG]
     
  9. synoviaus

    synoviaus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made my chickens a batch yesterday, but put okra and squash from the freezer in it. They really loved it slime and all. [​IMG]
    Amy
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  10. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    One of my winter specials is: slice a pumpkin or squash in half, cook till tender. After it cools down add left overs; rice, beans or whatever is handy. I mix it all up pulling squash from sides. They love it [​IMG]
     

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