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What is your chickens favorite healthy human food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Nicole01, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    So far I've tried watermelon, apples, pears, grapes, HB eggs, dried oats, sunflower seeds, carrots and homemade bread.

    It's a tie with 100% homemade whole wheat bread and sunflower seeds. They do not like fruit at all and they will pick at the cooked carrots(won't eat raw). They get sunflower seeds daily.

    I'm trying to supplement with healthy foods for the vitamin intake. I will keep trying. I have some strawberries that need picking. I'll try those today. [​IMG]
     
  2. hickchick55

    hickchick55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you tried yogurt? That and raisins are my hen's favorites. I also scramble an egg a day for them which disappears in seconds.
     
  3. Sandy16

    Sandy16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our girls love blueberries, watermelon, spinach, raspberries, yogurt, tomatoes, BOSS, and even pancakes. Yes, they go CRAZY for pancakes!
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  4. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blueberries and grapes are my chickens' favorite foods...they also love weeds believe it or not, when I weed my vegetable garden I put the pile in there and they devour it.
     
  5. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine love tomatoes (big or small), cabbage, watermelon, cantaloupe, spinach, kale, strawberries, grapes, raisins, yogurt, frozen peas and corn, cooked potatoes, BOSS. . . forget about most vegetables, cooked or raw. They just don't want those. If you have any freezerburned meat, like ground beef or venison, thaw it out and give it to them. The little dinosaurs love it!
     
  6. Kdub86

    Kdub86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yogurt!!!! My girls love it.
     
  7. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I think the girls' favorite food is whatever I give them at that moment!
     
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grapes, tomatoes, cantelope,romaine lettuce, blueberries and scrambled eggs.[​IMG]
     
  9. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I forgot canteloupe - my chickens DEVOUR it, I don't cut it up, just slice it in quarters, they eat it rind, seeds & all. [​IMG]
     
  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
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    Carrots. We make juice and give them the remains. THEY LOVE IT!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2011

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