What snacks do you like to feed your chickens?

Favorite treat to give your chickies

  • Cabbage

    Votes: 7 35.0%
  • Grapes

    Votes: 6 30.0%
  • Strawberries

    Votes: 7 35.0%
  • Bread

    Votes: 9 45.0%
  • Pineapple

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Watermelon rinds

    Votes: 10 50.0%
  • Tomatoes

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • Cooked Meats

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • Actual store bought Chicken Treats

    Votes: 4 20.0%
  • Whatever the heck is lying around after dinner

    Votes: 10 50.0%

  • Total voters
    20

FluffyPuff

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 27, 2014
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In my coop with my chicks!
What do you like to give your chickens as a special treat?
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Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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Montana
At times I feed my chickens most of the snacks you have on your poll. About the only exceptions are pineapple (because of the high acid content) and cooked meats (which would probably be fine as long as they are well cooked, but I've never taken any chances of inducing cannibalism by feeding them meat). My chickens especially love the pumpkin innards from Jack-O-Lanterns and watermelon, and they have great fun with a cabbage head hung by a rope but low enough that they can reach it.
 

yyz0yyz0

Songster
8 Years
May 2, 2012
616
112
184
Grapes and cheese are two items that you can lose a finger with my girls if you are not careful about how you hold them. After 2-3 grapes going out, they will start to just jump at your fingers so they get it first even if there's no grape there.
 

microchick

Enabler
6 Years
Dec 31, 2014
9,521
42,065
1,157
NE Missouri
I have to do a finger count after offering our 9 wk olds a slice of whole wheat bread. It has to be whole wheat. Offer them white bread and they will give you a dirty look and walk away.

They also love canned corn and I give them a handful of uncooked rolled oats to peck at in the grass.
 

RonP

Crowing
6 Years
Apr 4, 2014
2,197
1,304
281
New Jersey, "The Garden State"
My birds pretty much get anything biodegradable, as their run is my compost pit.

As a true treat and to get them excited, I throw dog food one piece at a time.

Very entertaining to see them scramble, not to mention my poor dog, who invariably gets pecked on the head ...

Far better than anything on TV...
 

nab58

Songster
6 Years
Mar 28, 2013
948
76
151
CT
Mine love yogurt with whatever kitchen slop I have to get rid of. I enjoy mixing up slop....like yogurt with leftover shepherds pie, bread crusts and carrot peels....yucky but the chickens love it. Oh, and drizzle some molasses over it and they act like its a hot fudge Sundae.:)
 
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