Is it OK to heat up snacks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mountainchick5, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. mountainchick5

    mountainchick5 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    So it is freezing here, like a lot of other places. I was thinking of what I can do to help the chickens stay warm. I know I like a hot cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate to warm me up. What about the chickens? I feed them our leftovers as treats in addition to their layer pellets and a cup of scratch. Will it hurt them or help to warm their treats up in the micro a bit?
  2. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Sebastian County, AR
    I serve my girls warm food, just make sure there are no hot spots.
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Just warm the leftovers and dump it in their feed tub which all of them can access to it. Do not use it into your gravity feeders. A rubber pan used for horses would be a good one to use and let them all dive in and get a piece of the "pie".
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    We've been in the single digits here overnight and in the a.m. It's not supposed to be this cold in the PNW [​IMG] and my poor birds are in an unisulated (but heavily bedded) coop with no heat source.

    Anyhow, I've been making them oatmeal in the morning and I do heat the leftovers up in the microwave for a before bed snack too. I've been doing what I call oatmeal stew. You start with a basic batch of plain oatmeal, add some of their feed and anything else that sounds good and you have on hand....scratch, fruit, yogurt, etc.
  5. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    I just fixed mine a big batch of scrambled eggs with chopped toast and butter!

    Wind chill is now above zero!
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009
  6. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2007
    It was -17 this morning, so I am pretty sure they were expecting the cooked scratch/oatmeal they got this morning.[​IMG]
  7. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    They love a warm meal!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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