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Oatmeal and bananas on a cold winter day

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by walkerkm, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Songster

    Jul 21, 2009
    Gave the girls some warm oatmeal and bananas today for an lunch snack. They loved it!

    here's a few photos of them enjoying their warm treat and with oatmeal all over their face...better than egg...lol [​IMG]



  2. Kennyog

    Kennyog Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    That's really nice of you to do that for them.It really helps them in cold weather,and it looks cold there! That's a good breakfast for humans too! Take care.
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    I hate oatmeal..but I am going to buy some for my girls!
  4. joerobscatfarm

    joerobscatfarm In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2009
    Landenberg, PA
    Funny! That was the morning treat I made for my hens! The quickly ate it all up.
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    Great picture!! Mine get warm oatmeal in the morning when I first check on them. It is really cold here and thet seem to love it. I mix 'stuff' in with the oatmeal too. Sometimes mashed banana, raisins, leftover veggies etc. This morning it looked funky - oatmeal with cooked peas, some BOSS, and some broken crackers. They ate it all. The other day I mixed pureed pumpkin in the oatmeal. They loved it but splattered orange all over. Piglets!!
  6. CESOrtega

    CESOrtega Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    I've been making mine oatmeal mixed with strawberry yogurt. They dive in face first.
  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    It was so cold today that I made them warm oatmeal with pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds. They left all the pumpkin seeds. I must have the only chickens that won't eat them! [​IMG]

    Thanks for those cute pictures of your girls enjoying their lunch [​IMG]

  8. eastbaychicks

    eastbaychicks Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    Awww, now I can't wait for the morning. I'm going to make that too! Thanks for the idea.
  9. I gave my chickens some this morning and they loved it!! [​IMG]

  10. biddyboo

    biddyboo Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Ashland, Missouri
    Our girls love their cold morning hot oatmeal breakfast too. All fifteen scramble up to the feeder (I use the bottom saucer of a large terracotta pot for their "dish") and trade turns, flipping goop off their beaks onto the backs of all the sisters. I mix in what ever veggie, scrap, compost bound stuff I have from the day before and they process it all. My question to the oatmealers: what is your source of oatmeal? It's looking like a long cold winter here so I see myself cooking their breakfast for several months. I've been buying the largest cylinder of generic brand quick oats I can find, but I'd like to find a larger quantity at a very good price. Any suggestions? I'm wondering if it's available somewhere in 25 pound sacks, for example. Thanks ~G

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