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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cajunlizz, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    met a man yesterday that has a full flock of chickens and feeds them ONLY raw rice . This is rice thats still in the hulls .

    He told me thats ALL he has ever feed his fock and they are very healthy .

    He raises for eggs , meat and resale of chickens .

    Nice little set up he has going .

    He sold me a bag of this raw rice for 8.00 for 50 lb. bag .

    ANYBODY ever use or try this raw rice ?

    When he told me " RAW RICE " I said what ? you buy rice from supermarket or rice mill and feed your chickens that ? HE then explained . I said MINE are on LAYING PELLETS and he said he has never feed laying pellets at all and have been raising flocks for past 18 years .

  2. Tweeza

    Tweeza Songster

    Aug 17, 2008
    New England
    Did he say where he got the raw rice?
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Some Rice Mill or feedstore in Lake Charles, La.

    Now , DH went to the feedstore today and he asked if they had raw rice , they said NO , but they did have OATS and it LOOKS just like the raw rice . Chickens love it as well as the raw rice . WE STILL feed them the same amount of laying pellets a day also . Oats was 50 lb. bag for 12.00 ...

    We live in Lafayette, La. and we deal with Ranch Outlet ( feedstore ) .
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Hey, Liz. My uncle feeds broken rice mixed 50/50 with cracked corn. But he also feeds layer pellets. It's way cheaper than what I feed. I feed a gamebird blend along with layer pellets. I spend alot more on feed than he does, and his birds seem just as healthy as mine. Who knows? I've tried the broken rice before, but they aren't crazy about it.

    Oh, I shop Ranch Outlet too. I buy my horse feed there. We may have seen each other there before, who knows? lol

    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    well , I feed mine laying pellets , cracked corn ( as a treat ) NOW the raw rice ( as DH calles it ) and he added the oats to the mixture . LOL

    I have RIR'S , black Austrolorps , barred rocks , and buff orpingtons and they all seem to love all I feed them .

    I SWEAR , these are NOT CHICKENS , they are feathered PIGS .... lol [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. phoenix rooster

    phoenix rooster In the Brooder

    Oct 3, 2008
    Portland, OR
    for a real treat, take a few cups of rice, brown it in a pan, no oil needed and feed it to them, they love this stuff. I found this out by accident after giving them some left overs.
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I give my birds treats of scratch, (oats, unhulled sunflower seeds, once in awhile bird seed, cracked corn etc.), in small quanities as these are treats. I give them my scraps from my kitchen. I also give them vegies, fruits, most everything that I can grow including all kinds of greens. I do grow a lot of corn and watermelon especially, also tomatoes, squash, root crops, the list can go on. I feed them everything except potatoes or potato skins. I figure they will eat what they want. I do free range them. I have never had a problem with their egg production. I keep layer crumbles in their feeder in their coop as well as their waterer in their coop with dishes of free choice granite grit and crushed oyster shells.

    Here is the link to BYC Chicken Treat Chart.

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