Help on chicken treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Michele42, May 28, 2016.

  1. Michele42

    Michele42 New Egg

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    what does everyone feed their chickens for special treats? I'm a first time chic mama
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
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    Just a few,
    Strawberries
    Rice krispies or Cheerios
    Apples slices (WITHOUT SKIN!)
    Lettuce
    Celery
    And probably more!
     
  3. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC, glad you joined us.

    Mine like black oil sunflower seeds, meal worms, tomatoes, bananas (no peeling), kale, (and watermelon in the summer).
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2016
  4. eleaserek

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go crazy over mealworms, tomatoes, watermelon and sprouted wheat. Though truthfully they mostly like everything, lol.
     
  5. cutiechook1

    cutiechook1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens LOVE watermelon (Make sure they have some protein with it)
    they also like Grapes and crackers and strawberries and a whole lot more! Chickens will eat just about anything!![​IMG]
     
  6. raisinginalaska

    raisinginalaska Out Of The Brooder

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    I usually throw some vegetable scraps out there for them. They've gone nuts over carrots and blueberries/strawberries so far.
     
  7. kgb6days

    kgb6days Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love live mealworms, cantaloup rinds, tomatoes, cucumbers. I got dried mealworms and they liked them, but they go nuts over the live ones and cantaloup. I want to get them some crickets too.
     
  8. ChickyChicksxo

    ChickyChicksxo New Egg

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    Watermelon looks like it's a big hit with chickens. Mine love it too!
    :)
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Cooked Sonny boy cereal.
    Blue berries
    Broccoli
    Apples minus the seeds
    Cooked pasta with peas and corn
    Frogs!
    wild bird seed
    Basically chickens can eat what you eat. Minus the frogs and wild bird seed.
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    First of all, chicks don't NEED treats. A complete starter ration is the best way to go. While they will eat most of what has been suggested if chopped up finely enough, all but the mealworms and frogs will lower the overall crude protein percentage and be a negative in nutrition rather than a plus.
     
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