question about feeding oats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by criddle76, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. criddle76

    criddle76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it ok to feed oats like oats for cows to chickens as a treat? i give them oatmeal but dont know if its along the same line
     
  2. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens love oats, but I've never given them just the grains...I planted some this spring and I cut off the tops and toss them in the run and they love pecking the seeds out of the pods.
     
  3. criddle76

    criddle76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i just dont wanna make them sick
     
  4. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'd likely love it, but don't give too much...should be more of a "treat" than regular feed. Check to see if they've been treated with anything too...some of those additives aren't very good for 'em :)
     
  5. criddle76

    criddle76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome thank u.. not treated with anything there fresh
     
  6. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Hope your girls like them as much as ours do :)
     

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