Rolled Oats for Chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by charlischooks, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. charlischooks

    charlischooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone ever given their chickens rolled oats, just plain not cooked. My three chickens go absolutely nutty for them, it is by far their favourite treat and they have come to expect them every day. Do you think there is any problems with feeding them dry oats? They also have access to plenty of greenery, (they free range all day) plus they love their layer mash.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Like anything, it can be over done. Yes, indeed, chicks love the cut oats and rolled oats.
     
  3. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    My hens get a "breakfast" of cooked oatmeal (rolled oats) every morning along with their regular feed.
    I add plain yogurt and (when I have a surplus) a couple of their eggs - with shells - mixed in.
    All of it has extra protein and calcium.
    For 4 hens I use about 1 cup of oats, 1 tablespoon yogurt each and 2 eggs.
    I also mix in chopped kale in the Winter for some green stuff and a Major Treat is a handful of raisins.

    Hello to Queensland!
    My Australian WB horse is from there - bred by Jaybee Farms [​IMG]
     
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  4. charlischooks

    charlischooks Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like a great recipe for Winter here, we are just going into summer now and we are hitting the 33 degree celcius + weather now so trying to think of ways to cool my chickens down! I have heard of freezing water bottles for them and have tried that but they dont seem to pay any attention to them. So will have to think of some frozen treats [​IMG]
     

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