Gerber 'cereal for babies' for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wjallen05, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    I have a bunch of boxes of never opened Gerber infant cereal (rice, oatmeal) for babies. It is the dry kind you mix with water. My little boy never ate it and now he is too old for it, he'd probably think I'd lost my mind if I tried feeding it to him now. I hate to waste it... would it be okay to feed it to the chickens? Should I feed it dry or wet, or not at all? Or I can just feed it to the dogs(?)
    Thanks in advance! And Happy Thanksgiving!
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I keep some around for newly hatched chicks that are a little slow. I mix it with warm water and a drop of polyvisol vitamins and feed it with a dropper.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That would be great to feed a sick bird, especially after a crop issue has been resolved.
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My only question would be if it was the kind that is fortified with iron? I wouldn't use it if it was, but I'm not a big expert on baby cereals, having never used them with my kids.

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