st. John Valley Cereal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenbythesea, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello... just got 6 of 9 chickens to come out of their coop for the first time... they're three weeks old. I have this grain cereal that I don't like: it has cracked wheat, cracked rye and flax seed.... is that ok to give the chicks to scratch out on the ground? thanks (I really don't like it... it tastes like bird seed to me so I thought they might like it.. and I'd not like to waste it if they'll eat it).
     
  2. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they can get at dirt and sand in their run for grit, you can give it to them. If it is cereal for humans, the grains probably won't be hard for the chicks to digest, anyway.
     
  3. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    P.S. I just looked it up--it's even organic. The flax seed is whole, so they will have to have some sand/grit to go with it, but it should make a healthy treat for them.
     
  4. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's what I was hoping but where I read that scratch stuff heats them up and shouldn't be feed in the summer I just wanted to make sure this combo was ok... glad that it is!! I think it's awful tasting but hopefully the chicks will enjoy scratching for it in their run.
     

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