Nutritious Treat Ideas?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jsevcheck, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. jsevcheck

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    I am looking for some nutritious treats I can offer to my 4 hens. I have scratch that I offer, as well as healthy leftovers from the house, but I was wondering what other folks offer to their flock, that is healthy and they love!
     
  2. Folly's place

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    My birds free range and find yummy stuff on the farm. Limited kitchen scraps and scratch. Good basic diet and a side of oyster shell. I don't buy anything extra, they do fine. Mary
     
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    My birds will be enclosed in a run most of the time without access to fresh foliage, so I was wondering if I could supplement their diets with something nutritious.
     
  4. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wheat grass. Easy to sprout or buy. Mine love it.

    You can also make flock block for them.
     
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  5. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put layer pellets in a bowl add water and give to them.
    Tuna
    Mealworms
    Cooked fish
    If you have surplus of eggs, boil them and smash them
    Whatever green and fruits they sell cheap. try them, mine like cabbage and carrot
     
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  6. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, weeds from the garden and lawn clippings. Free and it makes me feel industrious!
     
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    Yes on the weeds;clover, dandelions, anything. Mary
     
  8. jsevcheck

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    Thank you everyone!!
     

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