What food treats do you use for chickens?

Litewings

Songster
11 Years
Oct 25, 2008
151
1
121
Summerfield, NC
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

hmm.png
 

Daycare Mom

Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious
11 Years
Apr 9, 2008
1,122
9
171
Conklin, Michigan
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!
 

ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
85
291
SC
Quote:
I'm thinking they didn't have mealworms or mac and cheese in their pockets!
lau.gif
, 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!
lol.png
 

memahenny

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
24
1
24
Western South Carolina
D.gif
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
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom