Feed oats??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    My dh has two bags of oats left over from the cover crop he just planted.. These are not treated in any way... Will my girls love them??? Are they safe? Will it effect my egg production? I hate to just pour them out --100 lbs of oats is a terrible waste!
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    You can give them a handful and see what they think. Oats are supposed to be very healthy.
  3. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    I feed oats! They love 'em!
  4. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I feed mine oats. Give it a try, that would be awful to waste!
  5. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Does that mean I can feed them a bowl of warm Quaker Oats like I eat in the morning? Is that good for them too?
  6. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vernon Texas
    Depending on your area oats would likely be in the scratch you buy. We feed our flocks oats or what ever we can get for free at the grain elevators.
  7. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Quote:Might be too dusty for them. Worth trying, though.
  8. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    McIntosh County, OK
    I have a 50 lb. bag of oats that were given to me.

    I throw about a yogurt carton full out in the chicken yard every day. They love them.

  9. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    Quote:That's exactly what I feed mine as their "morning treat" each and every morning. I add boiling water to the oats, let it sit, then add some leftover or bruised fruit that was rejected by my kids, and a big glob of fat-free, plain yogurt. They love it, and it's good for them, too.
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If they are "seed" oats, then they may be treated with chemicals that may not be good for your chickens.

    If they are oats intended to feed to livestock, your hens will probably love them.

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