feeding breakfast cerial to chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cluckin tractor, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. is feeding breakfast cerial to chickens a goood idea

    because the good cerials contain a high amout of grains or whole grains would it be good for them? could it be good in their diet?

  2. M.sue

    M.sue Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Yes, I haven't given mine ceral yet but I've heard it is fine as long as it's not the sugary coated type (fruit loops, frosted flakes etc..). Cheerios, wheaties, shredded wheat are the ones to offer them.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  3. jaketheeggman

    jaketheeggman Chirping

    Dec 4, 2010
    Green Bay WI
    cheerios are diffidently their favorite
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I've heard of people giving their birds Cheerios cereal. But mine never liked it. It's also expensive to feed cereal meant for people. Cereal ain't cheap.

    I'd avoid feeding them cereal loaded with sugar or anything frosted.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Breakfast cereals are a good treat for them, if they are the kind which do not contain added sugar. Most of the "whole grain" cereals really do contain a lot of sugar (fructose, sucrose, outright 'sugar,' etc.) in order to make them more palatable, but which is not good for chickens. (Or for people, either, but gosh they're nummy!)

    Kasha is one brand I've found that doesn't add sugars. Regular old fashioned rolled oatmeal (the kind you cook, not the "quick" oats) are a wonderful treat and I handfeed those to my chickens several times a week. Puffed rice is another favorite.

    Treats, not as replacement for feed.
  6. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    SW PA
    I give mine all the stale cereal and the crumbs left in the bottom of the bag. Not sugary stuff though. In the winter I make them oatmeal for breakfast and add whatever I have leftover and some scratch. I get the steam rolled oats at the feed store. about $15 for a 50# bag.

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