Feeding Oatmeal

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BantyChickMom, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I've seen all over about feeding oatmeal.
    Just wondering if it has to be cooked or can I give it to
    them uncooked?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I've done it both ways. Either should be fine, but it seems they like their wet feed more.
  3. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Mine LOVE raw oatmeal. I forgot to pick some up at the store, thanks for the reminder!
  4. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    I feed mine oatmeal both ways. Although they seem to like it raw most of the time. And if feed the kids and dogs oatmeal (mixed with there food) you better know the chickens will have to have some too.
  5. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

    Jan 14, 2007
    OH/PA Boarder
    I am not sure who it is but someone explains the flaw in a chicken feed only diet - I use cooked instant oatmeal with fruit and they are laying great- plus it is a treat - most of this type of thing is whatever works for your birds
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2007
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    there is an anti-nutritional factor associated with several grains incl. oatmeal ...the feed producers add enzymes and in the case of oatmeal (human grade) cooking will take care of this problem.
  7. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Mine get cooked oatmeal every morning with peaches, apples, and bananas.(sometimes cantoloupe and grapes)
  8. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    You all know that with the way we feed our pets (not only chickens) that most of the time they eat better than we do . If when I am gone and dead, and if we return as something else I hope to be a pet chicken to people like us.

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