Healthy Snack

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mirjam, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. mirjam

    mirjam Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    For all of those chickens that turn their beaks from shredded carrots, I have found the trick: mix some flower or cornmeal in with the carrots and your chickies will devour the healthy snack with a vengeance.
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    ID/WA border
    Makes sense, Mirjam, and some chickens will be glad, that you tried it and shared the story on the results [​IMG].

    I gotta tell you, tho'. About the favorite trimmings that my chickens would just hate to see me throw in the garbage are the peelings from carrots.

    I don't think that they would have much interest in them raw unless I sprinkled them with cornmeal as you suggest. But, if I put them in a sandwich bag, nuke them for a minute, and allow them to cool - they will eat every carrot peeling in the bag [​IMG].

    They have also eaten cooked radishes and beets with a far amount of pleasure. Just like your Mother said, they needed to try them to learn that they like them [​IMG].


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