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Is there any warm foods I could feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by dani813, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls have been chilly in the mornings, and I thought maybe a nice warm meal would make them feel better. Does anyone have suggestions on what they might enjoy?
     
  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I cook scratch in the rice cooker. One part scratch, two parts water. It makes a warm, fluffy delicious smelling meal & the hens love it.

    You can also give them cooked oatmeal.

    ps. welcome to BYC
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  3. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love apple cinnamon oatmeal.
     
  4. LuckysMom

    LuckysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mixed Layena with water and warmed it up in the microwave. It makes a nice warm mash that the chickens love. I'm just not doing it right now because I have chicks that are about 7 weeks old in the flock and I don't want them eating it.
     
  5. dani813

    dani813 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is great, thanks everyone!
     
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours just got a pan of oatmeal. [​IMG]
     
  7. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto on cooking scratch in the rice cooker. And, ditto on the "welcome to BYC!"

    I increase the protein of the scratch by putting in dry peas or chickpeas. And, since those should really be cooked before feeding . . . . [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  8. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    our girls love oatmeal, and mashed potatoes
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    well..i dont know if it was healthy/safe for them..but today i mixed up some grits and yellow corn meal with water and nuked it..then i added some butternut squash and wild bird seed to the mixture...they loved it!..[​IMG]....i hope the corn meal was safe for their crops?....
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I give mine brown rice with some egg scrambled in it warm. They love it.
     

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