Oatmeal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdoane, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that cooked oatmeal can be a good treat. I make oatmeal for myself pretty regularly and wouldn't mind sharing a little. [​IMG] But was curious about the salt issue. When I make the quick oats I do add a dash of salt to help in the cooking. I know salt is bad but would that little cooked into oatmeal matter? Don't want to try it until I know I won't be hurting them.
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmm, I don't know I usually give my hens dry oatmeal. Sometimes when I run out of chicken feed and don't have time to buy more I give them oatmeal.
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2013
  3. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive given them uncooked oatmeal.....right from the container....never thought about cooking it.
     
  4. pbarr86

    pbarr86 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you use the quick oats just make them a quick batch without the salt, I have made my troops oatmeal a couple times this week and they tear it up... [​IMG]
     
  5. mi2bugz

    mi2bugz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's been awhile for this thread but I have a piggy back question please. I give warm oatmeal at night when temps drop but wondered about consistency. Tonight's batch was a little thick and the girls had to keep wiping their beaks in the ground or eat it off each others beaks. Is that a sign it is too thick (choke hazard) and I should make it a little waterier or just normal chicken behavior like when we use a napkin lol? Thank you.
     
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  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Its normal. I'm sure they enjoyed their oatmeal no matter the consistency [​IMG]
     
  7. mi2bugz

    mi2bugz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reassurance!
     

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