Food

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happyowner, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. happyowner

    happyowner New Egg

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    Can anyone provide any food/snack suggestions that are good to feed your flock (aside from bagged chicken feed). I have been giving them lettuce, crushed crackers and granola. Are any of these bad? Please offer suggestions. THANKS!!!
     
  2. LilRedRoo

    LilRedRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meal worms or any insect (with a few exceptions) are great treats, and most seeds or grains. What you've listed sounds find in my opinion.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratch grains, fruits, veggies, warm oatmeal, generic brand Cheerios. Chickens will eat anything - just make sure it is good for them
    x2 to look at the BYC list
     
  5. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    My flock love meats and yogurt. As long as the meat isn't greasy, heavily spiced up, or very salty, they can eat it just fine. Especially chicken.[​IMG]
     
  6. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just wrong [​IMG]
     
  7. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I know! All I tell them is that it's meat...[​IMG]
     
  8. cocopop

    cocopop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to trick my chickens to try something new like plain yogurt with small crickets.
     
  9. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only gave my chickens yogurt once. Long story short, it went from a snack to a bath. Never again [​IMG]
     
  10. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    My old flock (who got killed by a bear) refused to eat yogurt from a spoon, but would devour it on the ground.
     

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