Steel Cut Oats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by aghiowa, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. aghiowa

    aghiowa Songster

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    Hi all! My mother-in-law works at a cereal plant, and has given me pounds upon pounds of steel cut (sometimes called Irish) oats for our chickens. Is this OK to mix with their layer crumbles on a daily basis? It's just so appealing to do because it's free! Or, will that mess up the nutritional ratios in the feed, and should only be fed as a treat?

    Thanks!
    Angela
     
  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    yes it messes with the ratios...
     
  3. donnavee

    donnavee Songster

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    I feed it, but only a small amount as a treat.
     

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