feed oats for horses to your chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tuner06, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. tuner06

    tuner06 In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2014
    Jarrettsville MD
    I would like to buy some whole oats for my chickens. I see all the time when I go to tractor supply. there meant
    to attracted deer are these oats ok to give to my chickens. I've also read about people feeding horse oats to chickens
  2. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    If they're unhulled oats, I think they would be hard to digest for chickens. I think it's Chris09 on here who soaks his oats for a few days before feeding to chickens. I think he says it helps soften the fiber in (hulled, I think) oats. Perhaps he will chime in.

    If you feed oats, make sure they still get ample protein.

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