Food: Love, So-So, & Blah!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bigscottk, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. bigscottk

    bigscottk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought this might be kinda fun! Here are my lists of foods my chickens love, are so-so on, & turn their beaks up on. Keep in mind we're on a shoestring budget so our girls get lots of scraps & such. Interested to see others lists!

    LOVE!
    1: Any creepy, crawly critter!
    2: Hot dogs! Battle Royale if I throw them a hot dog or some vienna sausage!
    3: Anything round & juicy like tomatoes & grapes!
    4: Any baked or flour based desert! Really go nuts over chocolate covered yeast donuts!
    5: Bread- not picky!
    6: Canned vegetables minus the the veggies! They love the salty juice!
    7: Dog food. Interesting that they want it dry & won't hardly touch moistened!

    So-So...
    1: Popcorn. Will only eat salted & prefer it buttered. Picky little girls!
    2: Canned vegetables. Will only eat them after the juice is gone!
    3: Anything with potatoes. Also must have salt! Includes potato salad.
    4: Vegetable peelings. They look disappointed if that's all I give them!
    5: Anything green & leafy uncooked. If that's all there is & they're hungry...

    Blah!
    1: Canned Beets! They told me if I try to give them one more can of beets they will go on strike & lock me out of their pen!
    2: Potato peelings! Hate them so bad they throw them back at me!

    There's my list! What does yours look like?

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  2. LBejaran

    LBejaran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is such a great question! Let me think...

    LOVE (They lo-lo-love these foods!)
    -Canned Vegetables
    -Canned Fruit
    -Bugs
    -Juicy fruits and veggies (tomatoes, peaches, apples, bananas, kiwis, berries, etc.)
    -Pumpkins and Squash
    -Bread
    -Rice
    -Dairy Products (cheese, milk, buttermilk, yogurt, etc.)
    -Meat


    SO-SO (They will eat them, but they aren't very enthusiastic.)
    -Leafy Vegetables
    -Radishes
    -Vegetable Peelings
    -Dried Oatmeal
    -Mixed Nuts (Peanuts, Walnuts, Pecans, etc.)

    BLAH (They loathe me when I feed them this, haha!)
    -Nothing!

    That's right, my chickens don't refuse anything! They've never been particularly picky about their food, so I've been pretty lucky with whatever I feed them.
     
  3. bigscottk

    bigscottk Out Of The Brooder

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    Pumpkin? when our kids carved their pumpkins this year I took all of the scraps out to our girls. They picked through everything & ONLY ate the seeds. Guess I'll have to take them a pumpkin pie with Cool whip! [​IMG]
     

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