Featured What are your favorite treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Fitzchickmama, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Fitzchickmama

    Fitzchickmama In the Brooder

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    what do you treat your girls with?
     
  2. Steven Bussell

    Steven Bussell Songster

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    Home grown vegetables and herbs..
     
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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I have only 4BO, they get a measured amount of BOSS & MW (1/8 cup each once a day). I used to feed healthy treats, veggies & fruits but noticed they weren't gaining weight. It was suggested worms but possible over treating. Treats shouldn't be more than 10% of their feed as it "neutralizes" the nutrition of the feed. My pullets started gaining weight so guess I was "over" treating. Easier to stop than it is to calculate :confused:
     
  4. sealer39

    sealer39 Songster

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    I ferment my Flock Raiser crumbles for them. They get some every morning to supplement the dry feed they have access to all day. They think it’s a treat and it’s good for them. I have a watermelon in the fridge and they are now getting a slice of that in the afternoon until it’s gone. They REALLY appreciate that because it’s been pretty hot here lately.
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Cooked spaghetti squash. I microwave it 12 minutes. Poke holes in it before microwaving. I cut in half and cool. My Chickens and Ducks love it..
     
  6. MarthaTheRooster

    MarthaTheRooster Songster

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    Some of my flocks favorite treats are corn on the cob, halved zucchini/squash, bread in moderation, old tomatoes, shredded cheese.... Pretty much anything I'm willing to share with them they are willing to eat lol
     
  7. DanielleOrbach

    DanielleOrbach Chirping

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    I have seen BOSS a few times on the site, but what is it?
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Boss is Black oil sunflower seeds and high in fat.
     
  9. DanielleOrbach

    DanielleOrbach Chirping

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    I have sunflower seeds that I got for my bird feeder, but not sure if they are the right ones, but I have given some to my chickens.
     
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  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I don't feed it to my Birds..
     
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