Healthy Snack

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

  1. mirjam

    mirjam Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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].

    Steve
     

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