Oatmeal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mdibaugh, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. mdibaugh

    mdibaugh Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard of people feeding their chicks cooked but not hot oatmeal. Does anybody see a problem with just straight from the box oatmeal? Plain of course the quick oats to be be specific.
     
  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have given mine uncooked oatmeal...not sure if it is the norm..
     
  3. pdxblossom

    pdxblossom Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls flip out for uncooked oatmeal. Next to red worms it's their favorite treat!
     
  4. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls love it uncooked- esp on top of plain yogurt! [​IMG]
     
  5. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    I've been giving my peepers oats since this weekend. They love it, and they've gotten much friendlier since I've been hand feeding it to them. They are starting to peck a bit hard though....

    Rachel
     
  6. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oatmeal (uncooked) is very popular with both my chicks and my adult birds,

    Sandie
     
  7. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    DO NOT give them the quick oats if you are going to feed them oatmeal. Give them the regular, rolled-oats sort. Quick oats contain salt and sugar, which are difficult to process.

    Mine like it warmed, but not hot.
     
  8. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uncooked oatmeal is like M&M's for chickens. They LOVE them!! This reminds me that I need to buy some more today, Thanks!!
     
  9. MarieNC

    MarieNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls LOVE uncooked (not instant) oatmeal, but only out of momma's hands. If I put it on the ground they ignore it. Go figure!
     
  10. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    Quote:One of my peachicks is just like this- won't eat it unless it's off my fingers. Spoiled!
     

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