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I was wondering about Popcorn...

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by MiniBeesKnees, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not as a diet but as a treat. With the cold weather they have been cooped up (pun intended) a lot and boredom seems to have set in. I was thinking of popping a bag of microwave popcorn and tossing it around in there. Seeds and Scratch feed gets lost in the foot of straw on the floor...I figured they'd see the popcorn.
    Terry in TN
  2. pkeeler

    pkeeler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    I would try and find low sodium popcorn.
  3. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd probably be better off just buying bag of regular popcorn and popping it in a pan without any salt...
    I'm on a salt restricted diet and did notice the microwave stuff tasted saltier than I'm used to.
    Thanx for the hint..
    Terry in TN
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Buy large bags at Sam's and it wont have any salt at all
    You can get 25 and 50 lb bags
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    We sell popcorn at school every Friday. My chickens and ducks know when Friday is and they race my truck down the driveway!
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2009
    Carlsbad, CA
    I popped some plain pop corn in oil, no salt, and gave it to mine. They devoured it, so I say go for it. Just don't use microwave pop corn as its loaded with salt and other junk.
  7. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2007
    Greeneville, Tn
    If we have popcorn left that we do not eat it goes to the chickens. Usually once a week. Ours is microwave with extra butter. So I would not worry as long as it is not a steady diet. Chickens need a little salt too.
  8. MHF

    MHF Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2008
    Durham, NC
    My girls love leftover popcorn as a treat. Microwave popcorn with butter once a week and they are fine with it.
  9. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

    Aug 2, 2009
    Ocala Fl
    my chickens love pop corn so much i had to buy a popcorn machine at sam's with a 50 lbs bag of popcorn to keep up with then they just go crazy over it, ok ok me toocouse i love it just as much [​IMG]
  10. monaandthechicks

    monaandthechicks Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 1, 2009
    Quote:that is so funny!!!!! I fed my chickens popcorn the other day and I swear that all looked at me and thanked me!!

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