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Favorite treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Meytchison, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Meytchison

    Meytchison In the Brooder

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    What are your birds favorite treats? Mine turn into little vultures over mealworms, they also love blueberries and weeds. They didnt care for tomatoes or corn on the cob too much.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Mine just got done devouring some dried up homemade bread. I put it in a suet cake feeder that hangs from a roost in their run and they have fun pecking at it while it swings back and forth. They also enjoy oatmeal with raisins, watermelon, blueberries and yogurt.

    Don't know if you've seen this or not, but here is a link to a handy treat list of things that are good treats as well as which things to avoid:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens
     
  3. Meytchison

    Meytchison In the Brooder

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    It really amuses me how they act for the mealworms. They come running anytime we walk outside expecting their favorite treat. I have fed them while they are on a roost in the run and they'll fly up there when I walk up to it.
     
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    tcstoehr Chirping

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    Blueberries seem to generate the most hysteria in my flock. Sunflower seeds, with or without hulls, are also highly prized. Two of my five hens will kill for dried mealworms, the other three won't eat them.
     
  5. julesisthehen

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    Watermelon is the crown jewel of my treats. Just not too much, or their poo gets a little watery.
     

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