What other foods do chickens like to scratch up?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sikesjj, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. sikesjj

    sikesjj Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to think of something else that I can scatter about for the chickens to scratch at as they free range instead of scratch. They get treats every evening when it's time to get locked up and it is getting to warm to feed scratch because of the corn. Anyone have any ideas for me?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I never buy scratch but mix my own scratch based on season. I buy 50 lb bags of grains.
    Very cold weather they'll get corn, wheat and BOSS. Summer is primarily oats with a little millet.
    Mild weather gets a little more wheat with the summer mix.
     
  3. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens favorites:

    Whole wheat
    rolled oats
    milo
    safflower
    boss
    millet
    cooked rice
    crickets
    meal worms
    cooked spaghetti noodles
    frozen peas
    broccoli
    hang a head of cabbage (it does NOT flavor the eggs)
    grapes
    raisins
    hard boiled eggs
     

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