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What happens when you feed your birds whole oats...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Poulets De Cajun, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    This is what happens when you feed your birds whole grains and dont clean out the pens.... LOL I've got pine shavings in the bottom and the birds that were in here scratched whole oats all over the place. After the recent rain, this is what happened....

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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    that is pretty cool!!...[​IMG]..now can u feed them that grass?..or is it oats growing?...[​IMG]..sorry i dont know..i've never seen how oats grow...[​IMG]...Wendy
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could eat that! yum! [​IMG]
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Well its actual oats growing, but I couldn't tell ya much more about cultivating them than that. I was going to pull them out, but I watered them today to see how long I can keep it going.

    I thought someone had mentioned I could clip the "grass" and feed small pieces to my birds. I am going to research that a little more and see if its recommended.
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fabulous,and great winter forage!
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Wait till someone see's you growing oats in a cage! [​IMG]

    If anyone thought you were ODD before - well you're going to confirm that for them!


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I think its fantastic! [​IMG]
     
  7. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    LOL - that looks like the answer to some peoples' questions about 'how do I free range my chickens in my small backyard and still have a nice lawn?' Of course it might be hard to get a lawnmower in there, but hey, nothing's perfect [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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