flavored oatmeal okay for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by OHChick, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is a silly question but i bought a box of Quaker instant oatmeal cinnamon & spice flavor and the packets don't dissolve right. i've had this happen before, its like the oatmeal is stale or something. so for me, the texture is gross and i don't want to eat it.

    my question is, is it okay to give to my hens? i know it has sugar in it, and i usually try to avoid giving them sugary stuff, but i hate to throw out food.

    ideas?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I would think that since you don't do all the time, and if the chickens like the flavored oat meal, let them have it!! I hate wasting food also and rather it go to the dogs, cats or chickens!
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    I think it would be to high in sugar? I usually buy the plain oatmeal. Cook that and add bannas and yougurt toped with a little scratch. mmm... [​IMG]
     
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  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Edited b/c it was no longer needed [​IMG]
     
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  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    oops lol
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add some regular oatmeal or pasta to it, chickens don't care what it looks like, they'll love it just the same!
     
  7. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks all. i just mixed up two batches, need to heat water and take it down to them. yesterday was -22 wind chill, like 0 for actual temp. i want them to be toasty warm.
     

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