If you were a chicken which would you prefer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ourlittleflock, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, I bought some of the dried mealworms, that brand, purchased at my favorite feed store. Pro: no worry about keeping them, as they aren't alive, so no container of mealworms in the fridge. No handling wiggling live mealworms. Grown up pullets like them.
    Con: REALLY expensive. Chicks don't like them much. And I have discovered I really wanted them for chicks, to introduce them to high-protein treats. (And watch the frenzy....) No frenzy with dried mealworms, no interest at all. They DID eat them, finally. Ho hum.

    Regarding the sunflower seed sensation, my chickens are perfectly happy with BOSS, which is much cheaper.

    I won't be buying any (more) of either product.
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Wow $12.99 for 2 lbs of the sunflower mix!!
    Yikes thats $6.50 a lb!

    The dried meal worms come out to be over $60 per lb!!!

    Personally go buy them a salmon fillet or some canned tuna in water or fry up some hamburger for a nice high protein treat the birds will go crazy over.
    All much less expensive, and the birds will love you and go crazy over it..[​IMG]
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  4. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks go crazy for canned cat food!!!! [​IMG] they love super worms too!!!
     
  5. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much - just looking for a treat they are going to love!!!
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Even hulled sunflower seeds at the food store are cheaper than that. We buy it out of the bulk bin. One good thing about the hulled seed, is that it's easy to grind it a bit and give some to younger chicks. It's a good source of methionine, which is needed for growing feathers. Chicks are constantly growing new feathers. As a "scratch treat" for younger chickens, I like it better than corn. Adults handle the unhulled just fine. Although, they do still adore the hulled and I do use it as their special treat or for bribes/training.
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too expensive!

    I would go buy myself a nice rack of lamb for $20 and give the bones to the chickens. (They adore them!) I might add a ripe cantelope to my dinner menu & give the rinds to my hens. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok - hate to sound stupid/dumb but can chicken eat bones?
     
  9. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bones, In general I would say no. But they sure can pick them clean...[​IMG]
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