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Hot breakfast

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by EggNoob, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. EggNoob

    EggNoob In the Brooder

    With the mornings being cold, I have been making my chickens a hot breakfast to get them warmed up. Seems to be a hit. I use what ever cheap oatmeal, puffed wheat/rice, or cooked rice that I can find. Usually mix in a bit of what ever veggies left over from dinner or some chopped up raw greens. The other day I got caught without anything to feed for the next morning.. so I took a cup of their "scratching grains", put it in a pot to simmer and made a whole bunch of breakfast fare for .. well.. for the price of chicken feed.. Anyone else have any good ideas for treats?

  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    no sorry. I feed mine about the same. But I have read on here about when you give them fresh water in the morning(if it freezes). To take them warm water. I have started doing that and for my goats too. They seem to love it. Good luck
  3. Lyon3mchics

    Lyon3mchics In the Brooder

    Jul 17, 2010
    Northern Michigan
    My family thinks I am strange ....I cook my girls a hot breakfast too. I served them warm cooked noodles....loved it!
  4. EggNoob

    EggNoob In the Brooder

    Yes! They love left over spaghetti.. throw a few handfulls out and "keep away" ensues.
  5. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    I've done warmed up pumpkin with some bits of whatever leftovers we have thrown in. Pumpkin is a HUGE hit.
  6. BitsyB

    BitsyB Chirping

    Aug 30, 2010
    Northern Delaware
    I've done warmed up pumpkin with some bits of whatever leftovers we have thrown in. Pumpkin is a HUGE hit.

    Do you use canned pumpkin or fresh? I split open a pumpkin for my girls and they just looked at it... But I've heard it's very good for them.

    Love the spaghetti "keep away"!

    I cook the same breakfast for my chickens as I eat- oatmeal w/ fruit (frozen in winter, they do love mango) and some plain yogurt
    (Yes, some say they are spoiled, I say they are well-cared for...[​IMG] )​
  7. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa Songster

    Dec 14, 2010
    Seminole, Oklahoma
    I tried the warm oatmeal thing this morning. My chicks wouldn't hear of it, they went strait for the Fancy Scratch. [​IMG]

  8. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    I feed ground and cooked, well heated anyway, Sweet Cob.
  9. churchx3

    churchx3 Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    I give my chickens warm oatmeal every evening to help them thru out the cold nights. I make it kind of runny so there is plenty of liquid for them as well. They love it!

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