What do you feed your flock on cold mornings?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by realsis, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I've been giving a warm mash and in the mash I soak some alfalfa and give them a small amount of a soaked food that has barely pea splits beets lentles raisins carrots sweet potato wheat broccoli and oatmeal in it. They really love it. I have grit readily available as well. What do you give on cold mornings?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That sounds better than what I have for breakfast. Have had so many frozen eggs gathering at night lately I have been mixing them with grain and sunflower seeds cooking them in a dutch oven and feeding it the next morning, they are going to be disappointed when the weather gets warmer.
     
  3. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my hens oatmeal with raisins and diced fruit....they love it!
     
  4. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    cracked corn
     
  5. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and scratch grains
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    often some cooked oatmeal or quinoa or other grains mixed with leftover veggies. Sometimes I mix leftover soup with some veggies or oatmeal. I usually freeze some chopped veggies from the garden for winter treats and those are 'served' warm winter mornings :) The chooks love it....
     
  7. escape

    escape Out Of The Brooder

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    I give them a little scratch and about a half pound of fodder. Since the fodder is just harvested, it gives them the needed water immediately. I also pull out their frozen water and put fresh water in, but they seem to want to eat before they drink. The fodder has a high water content so I worry about them a little less.

    I can't wait for the mornings to be "not so cold".
     
  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Thank you for the ideas they all sound so good. Because they don't get their grasses in winter I've been giving alfalfa as well. I use rabbit cubes soaked in warm water and I crumble those a top of the mash as well. They seem to love it.
     
  9. fullnester

    fullnester New Egg

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    My 4 hens enjoy yogurt and lettuce, so in the cold winter days I warm the yogurt, melt some beef of bacon fat, mix this with lettuce and they seem to enjoy it.
     

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