Sunday brunch for the chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by SC_Hugh, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a quick and easy Sunday brunch for my little flock this morning [​IMG] I have been getting 1-2 eggs a day from my 3 pullets for the past week, so I thought that I should treat them to a special Sunday brunch. Before last week, I was only getting 1 egg a day or less.

    Today's brunch:

    Main course: Spinach and 3-cheese omelet

    Side dish: Yogurt with Special K cereal and rolled oats

    Daily offerings: Layer pellets, layer crumbles, flax seed, rolled oats and a little scratch along with bottomless water refills.

    --Hugh


    "Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source of vitamin A (and lutein), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. Recently, opioid peptides called rubiscolins have also been found in spinach".
     
  2. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds wonderful..
    I think I will come to your coop for dinner....[​IMG]
    Yumm.. Spinach omelets
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  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    On my way...I'll have the 3 cheese omelette and spinach salad please, I'll skip the 'daily offerings'....[​IMG] Mine had fresh baby spinach for greens today and some reheated organic whole wheat spaghetti...I just stood in the coop laughing as they 'chased' the pasta and each other....'look ma, funky worms'. [​IMG] But they were good, they ate all the green stuff too!! [​IMG]
     
  4. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got around to making myself a spinach, turkey and cheese omelet after doing some yard work [​IMG] Extra eggs will never go to waste in this household. I bet our dogs would love some omelets too, too bad there isn't a surplus of eggs during the winter months.

    There was nothing left of the omelet [​IMG] but they didn't touch the yogurt/cereal mixture [​IMG], oh well plain yogurt on another day.

    Daily, I have been feeding them a tiny handful of flax seed and their yolks are so golden they almost glow in the dark [​IMG]

    --Hugh
     
  5. SC_Hugh

    SC_Hugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Come on over you two!

    The organic whole wheat spaghetti sounds like a great treat and very entertaining to watch [​IMG] I like it when they start flicking food all over the place and it lands on their heads and backs and then they start eating off each other too [​IMG]

    I have to watch Chicken TV in my backyard because I don't have any actual TV channels to watch (since 1994).

    --Hugh
     
  6. Organics North

    Organics North Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only Chicken TV here too...[​IMG] We do watch DVD's though.

    Our girls had some nice treats tonight. Salmon scraps from making salmon patties, sprouts and popcorn for desert.. Best part for us is before and after they eat their treats. Some fly up on our laps or shoulders others sit next too you begging for the treat. Afterwords they come hang out in our laps for some petting. (And of course looking for more treats.)

    Good family entertainment around here.

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