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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MissAbbyStreet, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. MissAbbyStreet

    MissAbbyStreet In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2009
    South of the James, VA
    Okay, so what treats do yer chickens just go crazy over??

    Personally, mozzarella cheese & meal worms.

  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

    Jun 21, 2009
    Mine like:
    Raisons and these little berries that grow on the vines near the fence.
    They also like meal worms, crickets, grasshoppers, and cock roaches!, Ham, roasted chicken, hard boiled eggs

    They do not like alfalfa sprouts, carrots, cat food, potatos pealings

    The kind of like apple peels but on the second day!

  3. kimboolah

    kimboolah Songster

    Cooked pasta makes them all mental cases.
    They love cheese of any kind
    They love their own hard boiled eggs, all mashed up
    They love grapes
    They go crazy over cottage cheese!
  4. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    Cottage cheese, shredded cheese and meal worms!!!
  5. MissAbbyStreet

    MissAbbyStreet In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2009
    South of the James, VA
    Haha, I'll try all of these I haven't already. I just love seeing them go nuts over treats [​IMG]
  6. hankus

    hankus In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2009
    Apples, beetle grubs and bout any table scraps.
  7. Oosik

    Oosik In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2009
    The "treat" they seem to enjoy the most is Styrofoam. Not that I give it to them, but once they found it in the garage it was hard to keep them out.

    Of the things I give them, they seem to like everything except potato peels and orange peels.

  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I thought I heard or read once that potato peels are toxic for chickens.
  9. Without doubt, lettuce. I'll hang a whole head of iceberg lettuce from a string and make a lettuce pinata. They go crazy over it. All nineteen of my Gold Comets will bat it around for almost thirty minutes until there is nothing lelft but the smallest piece of the core. Second would be cooked white rice mixed with yougart. We give them yougart as a probiotic. I'll put it out in a pie tin and get out of the way. If there was an alligator at the bottom of the tin he'd be dead before he could defend himself the way the Gals go at it. They sling yougart/rice everywhere and then when it's all gone they peck it off each other to clean it all up. They also love collard greens. I'll go out and cut a big bag of it out of the garden and when I clean the leaves they get those that don't go into the cook pot. About anything green makes them the happiest.
  10. JP33

    JP33 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Southeast, Louisiana
    Mine go the craziest over beetle grubs, love yogurt & go nuts over fresh grass & clover. Oh, & their absolute favorite is the buttons on the back pockets of my pants, which they can't have!


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