I had exactly the same reaction! I thought, from the descriptions I've read, that they would gobble it up; instead they looked at me like I was crazy and went clucking about their business.
I had some leftover white rice from Chinese take out, and they loved that, though. I added a splash of water and heated it up in the microwave for 30 seconds or so til it was warm and reconstituted. They ate all of it.
Had not thought of that lol perhaps, i shallI will make a small amount of oatmeal and then mix their regular food into it. It's still food they recognize and like but the oatmeal adds warmth.
I have not, i could.. what just toss it down? i throw them some BOSS and an organic grain mix each day for pecking and foraging purpose as they are penned.My girls love cream of wheat. Oatmeal isn't a problem with them. They like it cooked and raw. Have you tried giving them uncooked oatmeal first?