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Fussy ladies!!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kettle chickens, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. kettle chickens

    kettle chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading lots of threads over the past few weeks about chickens eating pretty much anything. This does not seem to be the case for my ladies all they seem to like is corn and layers pellets the list of tried treats is

    Lettuce
    Tomatoes
    Sprouting corn
    Bread crumbs
    Cereal
    Salad items

    Does anyone have any other ideas??? I want to treat them...
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Mine love dried meal worms, mashed up hard boiled egg, peas, fresh corn, watermelon, bits of whole grain bread once in a while.
     
  3. Zinniah

    Zinniah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can also try rolled oats, shredded carrots, and squash. feeder bugs like meal worms or roaches, these can be expensive. best to grown your own.
     
  4. Ardj

    Ardj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine won't touch dried meal worms, but they love cucumbers and corn and watermelon , cheese, cooked ground pork.... they go nuts for it, green peas, ham,bananas,scrambled eggs,pumpkins, rice, pasta.
     
  5. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it better to start them on all this different stuff when they are very young?? I'm afraid my brooder raised chicks aren't going to know how to be chickens.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. mimsy

    mimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them time. Things that are new they may just taste a little and not really eat, but keep trying and they made come to love it.

    As far as mine, it would be easier to list what they won't eat than what they will. In fact the only things I can think of are things in my yard they shouldn't eat anyways, like Ivy, rhodendedren, peppermint, anything in the onion family.
     

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