Treats for chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BentWillow, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. BentWillow

    BentWillow Out Of The Brooder

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    I have discovered that my 11 wk old chickens go crazy over green grapes. I try to halve them before giving them out but some of my roos will steal one before I can stop them ans swallow them whole. They love plain yogurt and strawberries too. Bananas didn't interest them very much. The RIRs like earthworms and crickets. Any other treats to try? We really want them to warm up to us!
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Mine love Rice - and Pasta (cooked), Tomato, broccoli - all kinds of good veggies..
     
  3. BentWillow

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    My husband read that fruit will cause a hen to stop laying altogether. I suppose tomatoes would qualify. I keep reading that they love tomatoes. Have you heard this?
    Do you flavor the rice and pasta or leave it plain?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I think the fruit thing is an old wives tale...


    No flavor on the rice and pasta, no salt and not butter or anything... I do use a dash of salt when cooking - but don't add any more.

    Oh and Oatmeal - they LOVE oatmeal!
     
  5. BentWillow

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    I'll try it. Dry or wet? If wet, with milk or water?
    Sorry for all the questions. This is my first time with chickens as pets!
     
  6. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Check out the Chicken Treats Chart that Buff Hooligans put together.

    We give our girls fruit throughout the year and it has never caused them to quit laying or even slow down in laying.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  7. BentWillow

    BentWillow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Dawn,
    I just checked out your site and I love your coop too! You have some pretty girls:)
     
  8. DanDeeChicks

    DanDeeChicks New Egg

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    Our chickens LOVE raisins!
     
  9. BentWillow

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    Makes sense since mine love grapes. Thanks!
     
  10. eastTNchick

    eastTNchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the list! I was just wondering about this for when they are old enough for treats!
     

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