what to feed a chicken?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Roy Rooster, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering what is are good things to feed chickens becides the chicken feed?
    I am trying to feed my rooster but everything i give him he does not seem to like.
    so far I have tried, carrots, cucumbers, popcorn, cherrios, and bread. I am new
    to the chicken hobby and have had him and right now only him for 3 days now.

    Also, what are things that I should not feed my rooster? [​IMG]
     
  2. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I posted in the wrong forum.
     
  3. americancowboy

    americancowboy Out Of The Brooder

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    try yogurt. Its healthy for them and most chickens love it. but only plain or vanilla. Also my chickens love dill and fennel.
     
  4. PhilErvin

    PhilErvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When corn on the cobb is cheap I buy a couple for the girls. During the winter when there is nothing growing on the ground I buy a cabbage and give to them. I through all my fruit and vegetable scraps to them. cooked rice, macarooni and cheese leftovers. Just about any leftovers from the table.
     
  5. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try some mealworms, raisins or grapes, scrambled eggs or a few crickets. It takes a chicken some time to get used to new food but mine actually squeal with pleasure at grapes and raisins.

    Mary
     
  6. peachlover

    peachlover Out Of The Brooder

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    If you are growing your own cucumbers let them grow oversized, split them open and they/he will first pick out the seeds then move onto the rest. Grasshoppers!!!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There are feeds formulated for game roosters that would be perfect. I use an 11-grain scratch called Knockout Game Bird Feed that is great for my rooster who is crippled and lives separate from the flock. Here is a bowl of it. It's 12% protein (used to be 13% but I think they upped the corn content a smidge).

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    Mine love canned salmon or mackerel, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, cooked squash, etc.
     
  8. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great!! thank you so much, the picture was very helpful. I am a new to chickens and trying to learn
    as much as I can. [​IMG]
     

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