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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cajunlizz, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Has anybody tried giving popcorn as a treat to their flock ? I have and they love it .

    Plus its not messy , causes no order and CHEAP .
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    I tried this when my birds were still babies and they didn't know what to do with it. I've been meaning to get out my air popper and try again. As long as there's no salt or butter on it popcorn is totally safe, and as you said, clean. If there is a fragment left behind (like any chicken would allow such a thing), it's also totally biodegradable.
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    We have regular popcorn parties here! My birds LOVE it!!! [​IMG]
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:well , I did not know to make sure no salt or butter . So it can hurt them ?
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    ???? good question.....the chickens get what my kids can't finish....(it does have a dash of both...)
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:I been giving the following treats to my flock :

    1. Rice
    2. oatmeal ( cooked and cooled )
    3. Grits ( cooked and cooled )
    4. bread
    5. tomatoes ( mixed with lettuce , cucumbers , and bell pepper )

    SO FAR so good , they love it all
  7. dixiechick

    dixiechick Songster

    OOOOO...you're giving me good ideas for treats!

    I give:

    stale cereal
    hulled pecans

  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:well , actually I tried the cooked oatmeal and cooked grits in hopes they liked it and that will make an excellent winter WARM treat for them .

    AS for RICE , COME ON NOW , these ( " CHICKEN'S ARE CAJUN'S ) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    Years ago when times were tough, my father got a part time job sweeping out the theatre after the movies. He collected up the spilled pop corn and they was chicken feed for our birds. Just another way to get by and survive.

  10. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    I never thought about popcorn! I give mine stale bread, yogurt, and any leftover fruit or vegetables. They love corn on the cob and grape tomatoes.

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