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Treats are great! But how often should I offer them?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ldashby, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. ldashby

    ldashby Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 26, 2016
    Hello all,
    I am extremely new to back yard chicken keeping and have 5 very happy chickens right now. I saw some ads for Happy Hen treats. I went to the farm store today and purchased dried meal worms and the raisin sunflower mix. My question is.. How often should I offer these treats?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    You can throw a small amount out once or twice a day for them to scratch around and find them. About a handful for 5-10 birds. That's what I do.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Good advice - i believe that the general rule of thumb is that treats should constitute no more than 10% of total feed consumed per day (a handful is a lot easier to calculate [​IMG]).


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