Treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by whittychick, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is scratch?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratch is just a feed or treat that is tossed on the ground that a chicken has to "scratch" and peck to get. It fulfills the need to scratch and peck, keeps them busy, helps trim their claws and beaks. Commercial scratch is typically a mix of whole grains like corn, oats, milo or barley. It can be anything. Berries, oats, crackers, tortilla chips, peas... Just make it work for them to get their fill.
     
  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok! Thanks!
     

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