Food: Love, So-So, & Blah!

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

  1. bigscottk

    bigscottk In the Brooder

    Sep 9, 2012
    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!

    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!

    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...

    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?

  2. LBejaran

    LBejaran Songster

    Apr 14, 2013
    Deep South Texas
    This is such a great question! Let me think...

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

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

    BLAH (They loathe me when I feed them this, haha!)

    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 In the Brooder

    Sep 9, 2012
    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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