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I made oatmeal for my chickens!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by citygirl, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. citygirl

    citygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to say that before today I thought people were crazy for feeding oatmeal to their chickens. That was before today. I made oatmeal for my 7 hens and their roo. I put it on a cookie sheet and brought it out to the run. They acted like it was the best thing since sliced bread:D It was only 29 degrees this morning. I felt like a great mom. Thanks
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Isn't that a wonderful feeling! I have had mine now for just over a year and I still do that on cool mornings! Every time I do my son and hubby just shake their heads!! [​IMG] My answer- "Well hey, at least I feed you too!"
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is oatmeal pretty good for the chickens or do they just like it a lot? I love feeding mine!
     
  4. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    throughout the winter that has been the standard breakfast for my girls, they really love it.

    I sometimes put raisins or currants in it and yogurt too.

    Try spaghetti too, it is so much fun to see them running around with it.
     
  5. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    My chickens love cool mornings when I bring out a big batch of warm oatmeal for them. I also add apples or something else to it and I am their best friend for life!
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I heat up any pasta or rice left overs to give to them before they snuggle up at night! They love it--on cold mornings I put warm water in their waterer and give them a warm lunch for treats..Last night they had sweet potato casserole/rice/veggies/and rolls with buttter!
     
  7. Miss Kitty

    Miss Kitty Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Did you just throw on oatmeal flakes onto the cookie sheet? Raw uncooked? just wondering. [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken parm

    chicken parm Out Of The Brooder

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    I add bird seed or scratch to mine, they go crazy for it!
     
  9. citygirl

    citygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Did you just throw on oatmeal flakes onto the cookie sheet? Raw uncooked? just wondering. [​IMG]

    Cooked of course and even slightly warm!
     

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