What food treats do you use for chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Litewings, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This past weekend I went to the Poultry Show in Salisbury. (It was a great show.) I noticed that some of the bird owners were giving their chickens treats and the chickens seemed to love it. When the owners would reach into their pockets the birds would run up to the edge of the cage wanting to get the treat. Does anyone know what these treats probably were?

    Litewings

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  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meal worms? I keep mine in a plastic container. When I crack open the lid the chickens come a runnin.
     
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    Mine get scratch for an extra treat. They really love mac and cheese! I feed them everything leftover on the kids plates! Its all treats to them!
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I'm thinking they didn't have mealworms or mac and cheese in their pockets! [​IMG] , what a mess that would be!

    My best guess would be tiny dog or cat treats, or even cat chow pieces. Maybe bits of corn. I had to laugh at the idea of a pocketful of mealworms! [​IMG]
     
  5. Litewings

    Litewings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Guys
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  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Mine love sunflower seeds in the shells.
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    It was probably just scratch grains. A lot of people will throw a little scratch grains in the cage at shows to "Perk Up" the birds so just before judging.
     
  8. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mealworms, scratch grains, misc. whole grains, cereal... All possibilities.
     
  9. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bits of string cheese works for me! # 2 would be shelled sunflower seeds.
     
  10. memahenny

    memahenny Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hi everyone, how about bird seed, with sunflower seed and some other kind of little white seeds. I have those for the cardinals here at my feeders. I have heard chickens eat most anything, I am new to raising chickens and need to learn all I can
     

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