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Oatmeal - Food or Foot Warmer?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Stacykins, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Seems like my chickens have issues whenever it comes to eating oatmeal. They don't know whether to spill it everywhere to use it to warm cold toes, or to gobble it up. Often, they do both at the same time, while also wearing it all over their feathers like it was the latest fashion.

    "Keep ur feets outta mah oatmeals!" -Abe
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    Not fat, just fluffeh!
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    Those oatmeal bits are going to take forever to groom out.
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    Blob of oatmeal on the back, I think a turkey had a hand in that!
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    Shockingly, a chicken NOT covered in goo!
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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Haha. That's funny. Oatmeal looks like its gonna be hard to get out of the feathers.
     
  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty cute [​IMG]
     
  4. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are just saving those bits as treats for later! [​IMG]
    Great looking flock!
     
  5. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    Both, of course!
     
  6. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I guess they do save it for later with it being on their toes and feathers! They are such silly girls (and boys). The turkeys care less about the snacks than the chickens, preferring to flaunt rather than eat, hah.
     
  7. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the pictures. You have beautiful birds. Mine love to play in anything I put in even their food.
     
  8. Life is Good!

    Life is Good! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, no, no....don't you know - oatmeal is a FABULOUS wattle-mask! It really helps to keep the wattles super smooth and silky to the touch!
    At least that's what my pullets and especially my rooster say!
     
  9. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Life is Good!.......I have some boys who are very well endowed in the wattle line and they end up with a thick coating.

    Just a word of warning......stand well clear when they decide that the 'oatmeal wattle mask' has been on for long enough. They have a furious head shake and porridge shouts for several feet around.
     
  10. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha! My males don't have massive wattles they can lather up with oatmeal goo, but they certainly do try! Though the turkey wattles tend to get pretty coated. The turkeys have a habit of gobbling some oatmeal, then sneezing [​IMG]
     

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