feeding treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by birdlady56, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. birdlady56

    birdlady56 Out Of The Brooder

    Which way do you feed your chickens their treats, ie greens, fruit, etc. do you put it in on the ground or place it in a pan...I know they are chickens but it has been raining and even though my run has a roof over it the ground is wet and nasty. Of course I tried a pan and they made a huge mess out of it, yuck! Maybe I worry to much since i am so new, just wondering what everyone else was doing?
     
  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I scatter it on the floor, so they can scratch for it =)
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Almost always on the ground so more can get at it - they seem to like it better that way and then not only my aggressive ones get the treats.
     
  4. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    for that reason as well, I have some roos, and hens that run for treats, but others are too timid to come to me
     
  5. birdlady56

    birdlady56 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks, to all of you, very valid points, I guess i will place on the ground, I do try to spread it around so they all get something. However I have a Houdan who can't seem to find the treats very well, I guess it's the feathers over her face or she is an air head I haven't quite decided. I named her Rosanna Hoodana, after one of old time favorite SNL characters.
     
  6. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    haha, I love that name =)
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
  7. CovertChickOps

    CovertChickOps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found that the chooks like some type of holder for the veggies so they can peck off pieces. We have hung a bird suet feeder in the run occasionally for this and have made a treat holder attached to the side (picture below).

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