Oats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by billfields, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor just gave me 50 lb of oats for my chickns from a crop he grew just down the road from my house. (This came when I gave him a dozen eggs to endear him to my hens and my crowing rooster ---clearly it worked [​IMG] ). I give my chickens scratch, a handful or so a day to give them something to do in the run. Any problem substituting the oats for the Purina scratch? Or is there a better way to use them?
     
  2. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    I give my chickens oats all the time. They love them!
     
  3. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
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    Sometimes just for a different pick-en I mix the oats in with the scratch.
     
  4. lcammack

    lcammack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love oats. Throw them for scratch or we add them to yogurt. They looove yogurt with oats in it.
     
  5. PHILMAN

    PHILMAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love Oats !! They go crazy for them !!
     
  6. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make them warm oatmeal on a really cold day...they will love you for it. Or mix it with warm mash.
     
  7. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:These are not you oatmeal type oats, they're "as is" from-the-field-down-the-road oats he grew for horse feed. [​IMG]
     
  8. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh...thought they were milled.
     
  9. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soak them in hot water over night & drain the water off in the morning & feed them they love them, realy good for them in the summer.
     
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    My scratch mix is 50/50 whole oats and cracked corn. They love it. When they are done, they go clean up after the horses, so they eat their oats too.
     

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