OATS

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ratdog2001, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. ratdog2001

    ratdog2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given some oats(whole) and was wondering if it's OK to use as chicken feed. Thanks


    Someone has probably asked this before.....
     
  2. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oats is just fine for them. They love it just as much as corn. I use it during the summer months.
     
  3. smalltimefarmer

    smalltimefarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I feed chopped oats with no problems.
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    yes you can feed oats to the chickens.
     
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Yep, mine love it too. I sprinkle it on the ground and they have fun scratching around for it. Even the Cornish X's will get active for them [​IMG]
     
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I soak mine in water first. I feed them whole oats. They love it.[​IMG]
     
  7. ratdog2001

    ratdog2001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all. I will feed my chickens. I love this place!!!
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I grew a test plot of oats last summer. After they were ripe, I swathed the whole thing and threw it loose into the chicken area. They pecked all the seeds out and it kept them entertained for weeks 'hunting' in the pile.
     
  9. valmom

    valmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought steamed crimped oats from the feed store, figuring if the girls didn't eat them, the horses would love the treat. The horses haven't gotten any of them;)
     
  10. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I get oats But they still have the husks on them is that ok?
     

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