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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lorrireynolds, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. lorrireynolds

    lorrireynolds Hatching

    May 8, 2010
    Capitol Hill Seattle
    I thought I had a 50 lb bag of feed, but it was scratch. I am stranded in a snowstorm in Seattle and won't be able to get any more until Saturday or Sunday. What can I feed them for a couple of days?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Scratch for a few day's won't hurt them. Egg production might dip a bit but they will be fine.

    Good luck with the weather up there.
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Depends on what you have? Greens are good , meat is good, other left overs are good. Little scratch is good. Chickens will eat darn near anything.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Yup. Just feed them what you have. They'll enjoy the change. A few days off their regular feed will be a welcome change. Don't be too surprised that they fall in love with all this and balk a little at the boring laying feed next week. They'll get over that too. One step at a time.
  5. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster

    Jul 24, 2010
    I am in the same boat as you. I feed them old bread and scraps for few days until the Seattle Co-op open.
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yep they will be fine on people foods LOL! Oatmeal, rice with veggies, they LOVE them!
  7. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    Southern Wisconsin
    Don't be afraid of feeding them any and every table scrap you have, too. Chickens are great garbage disposals. The only thing mine don't eat are potato peels and large peppers.

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