Oats.

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  1. Pinkybaby1

    Pinkybaby1 New Egg

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    OATS? A local farmer sells cracked corn and also oats. Can I feed these oats to my 6 month old chickens. I am assuming these oats are unprocessed. I do mix old fashioned uncooked oatmeal with dried mealy worms (trying to stretch these expensive mealy worm treats a bit) to give them a treat. Any suggestions would be most helpful. TXS in advance.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Oats are a wonderful treat for chickens and yes they can eat them unprocessed. Lots of healthy nutrients in Oats. Cracked corn is fine as a treat but definitely feed that sparingly. Especially in the summer time when it can cause the birds to produce more heat in their bodies. Corn is a great wintertime treat.

    Just make sure all treats and goodies only take up 10% of the chicken's diet. The rest of the diet needs to be chocked full of nutrients from vitamin enriched feeds and extra calcium so the hens can put on a hard shell.

    Enjoy your birds! :)
     
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  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep you can also make oatmeal my chickens love it[​IMG]
     
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  4. Pinkybaby1

    Pinkybaby1 New Egg

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    Thanks for answering my question
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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