what kind of oatmeal to chicks?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blueheaven, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i see a lot of people saying they give oatmeal to chicks.
    what kind/cooked/uncooked/crushed/etc???!!!
     
  2. WildBurroShirts.com

    WildBurroShirts.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they're tiny I gave cooked.

    At about three weeks I'd sort of smush the packet of oatmeal with a spoon dry into smaller bits and give it to them. With grit.

    I used the packets as I only had 15 then...if you have a lot of chickens it's cheaper to buy in bulk.
     
  3. soctippy

    soctippy Out Of The Brooder

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    you can use the big containers of oatmeal from a store labeled "Quick Oats", it is cut up into smaller pieces and it comes in about a 2 lb. container
     
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do you not feed oat grouts?
    that is oats made into flakes and for chickens and animals
    are you feeding greit?
    the oats are only 11-13% protein and should be considered in the amount of protein the chickens get each day

    what amr of protein is their starter grower?
    you can email me PM for some tips
     

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