What do you use to feed treats?

ufgrad98

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 8, 2011
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I want to start giving my chickens treats (left over foods from the dinner table we didn't eat) but I don't know what to put it in? Do you use a plate, bowl, or just throw it in the run on the ground?
 

flowergirl60

Songster
8 Years
Feb 13, 2011
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7
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Austin Tx
It depends on what type of treats. If it is watermelon, cantelope fresh veggies and such I throw it on the ground. If it is scramble eggs or any kind of oatmeal or yogurt stuff like that it goes in the white bowl. They know the white bowl.
 

EncinoMan

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
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0
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Encino
I like to keep scraps out of the run, so if they reject anything it doesn't sit there and rot. Anything dry goes right on a big flat paver that sits between the run and one of my composters. Wet stuff goes on a paper plate, normally one I've already used in the house for something. Anything the chickens leave gets tossed right into the composter, soggy plate and all.
 
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TheSpiceGirls

Crowing
9 Years
Oct 6, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
I bought a Life is Good ceramic bowl that was on clearance.



I like it because it's nice and big so they can all get their beaks in there. It doesn't tip over. Cleans up easy too.
 

JodyJo

Songster
9 Years
Sep 27, 2010
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Colorado
pie tins work nicely also...for things such as hot oatmeal in the winter, or rice, pasta...
 

K-12 Chickens

Songster
9 Years
Oct 6, 2010
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24
194
Michigan
I generally use a black rubber bowl for leftovers like soup, stew, and other liquid food. Most of the time treats and leftovers are thrown on the ground or on a paper plate.
 

ozark_chickies

Songster
8 Years
Jun 19, 2011
536
10
113
Arkansas
I leave a old 9 by 16 cake pan in the run for the messy treats. Watermelon goes on the ground. Bread and other non-messy stuff, they eat out of my hands
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