Leftover Chickfeed Recipe

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chic-a-deee, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. chic-a-deee

    chic-a-deee Songster

    Hi Everyone!!!

    Now that my babies are 6week old pullets....I have nearly a full sack of chickstarter to get rid of.

    I thought of an idea that I sort of got from BYC forum. Some ppl mentioned when their feed is
    down to the crumbs they mix it with water & their chickens loved it... soooooo
    I thought to mix the feed with water, 2 eggs (in a large mixing bowl), some seed feed (a scoop full)
    some chook vitamins (a handful) my vitamins are powdered, a bit of grit..about a cup full,
    and a scoop of wheat.

    I mixed it all up to a half dry half wet consistancy so that when u squeeze it in ur fist, it stays together.
    I put them in the oven for 10mins on 200deg C. They come out hard-ish. I thought these healthy treats
    would also keep them occupied in their coop, you could even tie them to the roof of the coop for them to
    peck at, at various heights. I thought it would be good for them. Also in summer, you could give them
    frozen cubed veges to cool them down. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here's a pic of our chook cookies....


    [​IMG] [​IMG] OK Ok I know it looks like dog poop, but the chickens may like it??? Ahem....mine havent gone near it yet...[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] Glad I didnt have to say it! Seriously, though, if nothing else, I'd try crumbling them up & putting them in with the feed if they havent tried them yet.
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    next time, you could flour the dough, roll it out, and use cookie cutters! Way cute idea!
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Great idea but I would just feed the batter without baking it. I bet it will be gone in no time.....
  5. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I'd just keep feeding the chick feed until it was gone. I have mixed ages and feed grower (18%) with free choice oyster shell.

    Those chook cookies remind me of Mr. Hankey and his son Cornwallis...lol
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Great idea!!! [​IMG]

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