Out of feed until Sunday when my feed order comes in

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by write2caroline, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am out of feed until Sunday when my feed order comes in - I have enough 3-way scratch and I let them supervised free range twice a day for a couple hours - We had a fox try to take my rooster so I feel I need to be a big discouragement to predators not to mention the occasional dog.

    I have rolled oats and Hard boiled eggs to feed them - should I range them longer maybe?

    Any suggestions?

    Chicken Swap meet is Sunday and my order will be in then so I really want to wait.

    Caroline
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    They were fed less than that in the "good ole days". That will be fine. A friend goes to our local grocery store & picks up old fruits & veggie scrap for his flock.
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    All you said and your leftovers should hold them over... Mine get all food scraps and dont eat very much layer feed...
     
  4. Pepper

    Pepper Out Of The Brooder

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    When I unexpectedly run out - I cook up some brown/white rice and/or barley, oats, quinoa or whatever grains I do happen to have in the house. I think they love the change up in feed.
     
  5. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the holidays!!!!! Make them a big pot of chili and fill their waterer with eggnog [​IMG]
     
  6. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    got any yogurt, cottage cheese, cat food, spaghetti?
     
  7. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh God... the thought of the kind of chicken indigestion that'd cause... I hope someone else cleans the coop!
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Spaghetti with meat sauce is a favorite around here. Just avoid the garlic toast....[​IMG]

    I would say they would be fine...just supplement them with house scraps of veggies and such. Maybe some oatmeal cooked up.
     
  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the holidays!!!!! Make them a big pot of chili and fill their waterer with eggnog

    OMGOSH that made me laugh!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks - I will scraps feed and oatmeal them till Sunday.

    I just came in from letting them free range - Their crops get so full - I know people say they don't overeat but mine look like they have balloons after free ranging hidden under their feathers. They love the little weeds and bugs in the grass. [​IMG]

    Caroline [​IMG]
     
  10. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to try the spaghetti for a treat. The question is, do you cut it up or leave it in whole long lengths?


    Thanks,


    Dave
     

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