Good Treats for cold weather?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 50+Buff_Orphingtons, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. 50+Buff_Orphingtons

    50+Buff_Orphingtons Out Of The Brooder

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    What are your favorite cold weather treats to feed your flock?
     
  2. JenniferNgo

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    I make them oatmeal (served warm of course) and sometimes rice with milk warmed up before they roost [​IMG]
     
  3. 50+Buff_Orphingtons

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    I will try this tomorrow evening! what about for the morning when its cold?
     
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine warm oatmeal with blueberries.[​IMG] They picked out the blueberries and left most of the oatmeal.[​IMG] That was morning. In the evening I gave them some "Harvest Delight Poultry Treat". Kinda like scratch but more nutritious. Has carrots, peanuts whole grains tomatoes, flaxseed and sunflower seeds. Oh, and raisins.
     
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  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    After the snow comes, I add green feed to their diet, to make up for their lost forage. They get wheat grass, an assortment of green sprouts or some alfalfa at various times. I also give them insects or worms when I can, either red worms from the worm bin or mealworms. I give a little sunflower seed all year and a bit of scratch grain in the winter.
     
  6. LN2008

    LN2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    warm oatmeal or warm unseasoned polenta. I think the polenta is their favorite.
     
  7. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just cooked up a huge pumpkin. I'll be sharing it between our dog and the girls, who will get on cold mornings.
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning it was 30 drgrees. Mine got warm oatmeal with scrambled eggs and milk. They are pigs! Ate every drop.
     
  9. wildwoodcochins

    wildwoodcochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    I make a big pan of cornbread but I add a can of pumpkin, lots of eggs, milk and even applesauce to the mix befor I bake it, they devour it. I warm it up in the microwave in the morning and serve it warm~
    I also feed oatmeal mixed with scrambled eggs on cold mornings, a little scratch grains before they roost at night~
     
  10. RoosterRanch

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    Warm scrambled eggs cannot be beat.
     

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