Oatmeal

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickadde, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    Will it hurt my chickens if I feed them dry oats? I was making oatmeal cookies yesterday and thought the oats might make a nice treat for my chickens.[​IMG]
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Oats are good and your chickens will love them.
     
  3. chickadde

    chickadde Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for letting me know, my chickens will have a treat today!
     
  4. swmalone

    swmalone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just came across this and hoped that oats wouldn't hurt them since that seems to be a favorite treat of our chickens.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    They also loved cooked oats--mine probably like them better. They also loved cooked barley. We're talking feeding frenzy for either one.
     
  6. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I have been known to make a "homemade scratch" with cracked corn, dried oats, millet, and flax seed. I will make the same mixture but cook it with a little quinoa and add plain yogurt to it when it's cold outside. It warms them up from the inside & they love it!

    Also, a local grocer has corn on the cobb for 20 cents an ear. My chickens KNOW what it is when I am in the yard and start shucking off corn husks... they know what's coming and come gathering around like I'm their benevolent queen. LOL.
     
  7. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have rolled oats that I put in my pig's food as a treat, but I occasionally soak them in some water for a few hours and then sprinkle them around for the chickens - can you say chickie-heaven! [​IMG]
     
  8. gd4sumthnmom

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    The feed store was closed when I went to town the other day and my mother in law told me to feed them dry oats...They couldn't get enough, they just loved them!
     
  9. ketcham

    ketcham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine oats every morning,,,cooked.Good god stand back!!!! 9 chickens and its a free for all!!! They are in great shape[other than getting big] and love them.If I don't give them oats they look at me like "what did I do??" haha!!! Kevin
     
  10. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The oats are good but they can digest them more easily and get more nutrition from them if they are cooked. I throw mine in a disposable pan(free) throw in microwave for 1 min add aliittle milk and sugar(yes they are spoiled) and they eat it like they can't get enough. Since I got my baby chicks, I have to put oot 2 pans... 1 for the big girls and 1 for the babies. Really great in the winter , too.
     

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