What are the "hot" foods?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Carrie Lynn, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read some posts referring to good "hot" foods that will keep chickens warm.
    I'm guessing we're not describing the temp of the food itself...what foods fit the bill?
     
  2. johny

    johny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it can be warm. Mine get 4 cups of very warm sloppy wet oatmeat mixed with a few cups the feed dust that ends up at the bottom of the feed bag.
    They love the warm breakfast and finish it off before turning returning to dry food pellets. I think the warmth is nice for them when it is -20C outside.

    I am supplementing a fair bit of cracked corn as well. I think they can burn up the calories in the corn and they still eat enough layer feed to get the protein they need.
    Egg production remains good.
     
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So grains are "hot"...what else everyone?
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Any food in excess of their nutritional needs is "hot." All it means is extra calories consumed they're going to burn staying warm. Whole corn is cheap so a half handful per bird per day in addition to their usual layer feed or whatever will get the job done.
     
  5. emarble

    emarble Chillin' With My Peeps

    BOSS / Warm Oatmeal/ Corn / Meat /

    Anyting your heart desires!

    On cold winter mornings mine love it when I give them a big bowl of WARM Oatmeal (Mine dont like it runny and they have to have their raisins in it(California seedless) OK so their a little spoiled) If we have goose at Christmas they will get the carcass or turkey carcass and OH yea Scrambled EGGS with turkey sausage and spinach (They are like their daddy and OH Yea) Keifer and Kumbucha!!

    Ernie
     
  6. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oatmeal like others have mentioned, and tomorrow I am going to give them a package of ramen noodles.
     
  7. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peppers, pepper seeds especially, cayenne pepper. They are a tremendous aid to blood circulation. Try making some oatmeal with whole milk and half'n'half, then mix in some cayenne pepper [​IMG]
     
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  8. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:ramen noodles/ cooked or dry?
     
  9. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've made corn bread for my girls, but add some cayene pepper and I chopped a jalapeneo pepper into the mix.
     
  10. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine get cyanne powder mixed into their crumbles. I read on here that it deters intestinal buggies and makes them a little warmer in winter. some will say that it aids in egg production but mine haven't started laying yet so i have no idea from personal experience.
     

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