Oats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bee_wrangler, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. bee_wrangler

    bee_wrangler Songster

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    Is it ok to give organic oats to the chickens for a treat? the oats are still in the husk
     

  2. BirdMom

    BirdMom Songster

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    I don't see why not. They'd be foraging for them in that state in the wild, and their crop grinds the stuff up. We've given ours the crimped oats for horses and they've loved them.
     
  3. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    Yep mine love oats.
    Give them dried and sprouted.
    Only around 12% protein so, make sure they getting high enough protein in their diet.
    Most pre mixed feeds contain some oats, maybe around 15%
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  4. AmyBella

    AmyBella Songster

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    My guy bought a 50 pound sack of whole oats by accident. Luckily, the chickens don't mind the husks one bit! I feed it to them as scratch. I am going to try sprouting it too!
     

  5. bee_wrangler

    bee_wrangler Songster

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    Thanks for the replies! I didn't think it would be bad to give them, put wanted to make shure. I would hate to make my girls sick. I think I will try sprouting it too, some greens for them for winter
     
  6. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster 10 Years

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    Oats are good. I give them some as a treat, like scratch. I like the kind of real weight it can put on a bird. Be careful not to overfeed on oats though because it can cause a bird to go into a molt.
     

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