Honeycomb Cereal

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Humhill, May 18, 2010.

  1. Humhill

    Humhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I'm at the grocery store the other day and I see that they have Honeycombs Cereal on sale. I thought to myself "I loved that stuff as a kid, and it's on sale, let's get some." So I did. Fast forward to yesterday morning at breakfast, and I'm settling down with my bowl of Honeycombs. I don't know if they changed the recipe, if the batch I got a box from forgot the sugar, or if they just don't taste like I remember. But, I pretty much had to choke the rest of the bowl down. So, I'm sitting here with two boxes of cereal. Think the girls can eat it as treats?

    Here are the primary ingredients:
    "CORN FLOUR AND BRAN BLEND (CORN FLOUR, WHOLE GRAIN CORN FLOUR, CORN BRAN), SUGAR, WHOLE GRAIN OAT FLOUR, HONEY, SALT"
     
  2. AccioSarah

    AccioSarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be careful because of the sugar and salt. I know salt can be bad for chickens... but then again, I'm new to chickens. Someone else may have better advice for you though.
     
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  3. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I knew a guy in SC who fed his laying hens stale doughnuts as a treat. He said it made them lay better. I would think small amounts as a treat wouldn't hurt; I would feed it to mine. Amazing that what we thought tasted great when we were children isn't so good now, and things we couldn't stand as children we now love to eat!
     
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  4. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    D*mn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! Chickens can eat anything you can eat (with the exception of avocados). Go ahead and feed the cereal as a treat. The sugar and salt won't hurt them - it's two lousy boxes - not like you're taking them off chicken feed to give them a steady diet of sugary cereal. Sheesh. Chickens are not hothouse flowers.

    Sorry for the rant, but the chickens and I woke up to a chilly, rainy, dreary day here. They're all grumbly and so am I [​IMG]
     

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