Is it ok

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by collier, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. collier

    collier Out Of The Brooder

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    my chickens love weetabix warm milk and bananas how offten is it ok to give them this ? new to all this xx
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Had to research what Weetabix is. Not at all common here.

    It is usually recommended that treats (anything other than chicken food) is kept to 10% of their diet or less.

    Imp- What does Weetabix taste like?
     
  3. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    awwww wheetabix...I miss wheetabix. Might just have to order some or make a run to whole foods...your chickens are lucky. It is mostly carbs so I would only do this about 3x per week or less. You don't want them eating that instead of their high protein chicken food..plus I remember reading I think that you want to limit milk products to no more than a couple times per week as well.
     
  4. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    My understanding is not to give your chickens milk or milk products (with the exception of yogurt) because they can't digest it well. Yogurt has probiotics that help the chickens with digestion, etc. Bananas are great, and I want to know what Weetabix is. Is it like a cereal? If so, I'm sure it is fine in moderation. If your chickens free range, they likely get everything they need during the day.
     
  5. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Had to research what Weetabix is. Not at all common here.

    It is usually recommended that treats (anything other than chicken food) is kept to 10% of their diet or less.

    Imp- What does Weetabix taste like?

    a bit like shredded wheat, but its more flaky and has a more wheaty nutty sweet flavor,, its got a different texture, more crumbly..its nummy.. you can munch it dry or crumble it in warm milk for a cream of wheat type dish...id be nuts for it if I was a chicken
     
  6. collier

    collier Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Had to research what Weetabix is. Not at all common here.

    It is usually recommended that treats (anything other than chicken food) is kept to 10% of their diet or less.

    Imp- What does Weetabix taste like?

    lol hummmmmm yummy yummy best eaten with warm milk and a little sugar, my little boy has two very morning [​IMG] The Advertising slogan for it is '' have you had your weetabix?'' [​IMG]

    They have loads of layed pellets every day and corn, fruit, mealworms and what ever they find in the garden but they just go nuts over there weetabix [​IMG]
     
  7. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:Had to research what Weetabix is. Not at all common here.

    It is usually recommended that treats (anything other than chicken food) is kept to 10% of their diet or less.

    Imp- What does Weetabix taste like?

    lol hummmmmm yummy yummy best eaten with warm milk and a little sugar, my little boy has two very morning [​IMG] The Advertising slogan for it is '' have you had your weetabix?'' [​IMG]

    They have loads of layed pellets every day and corn, fruit, mealworms and what ever they find in the garden but they just go nuts over there weetabix [​IMG]

    Ya'll are going to make me go nuts over the weetabix! Where can I find some? I'm off to google it. [​IMG]
     
  8. collier

    collier Out Of The Brooder

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    Dont you have it over there then [​IMG]
     
  9. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:I found a distributor near me...I'm putting it on my grocery list. Heck, if I don't like it, I can always give it to my chickens. [​IMG]
     
  10. little horse

    little horse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i am from london but live in texas have not seen weetabix at all here oh how you have brought back memories!! [​IMG]
     

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