What treat did your chickies get today?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Plucky Pullet, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Canada - Garden Zone 3
    Apple cores. I don't know if they ate the seeds or not. I assume the seeds are not good for them.
  2. cortner1195

    cortner1195 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2012
    I have eight 7-9 week old pullets. I have just started bringing them treats on occasion. They are pretty suspicious of the new foods.
    I have given them strawberries, apple core, carrot peels, corn, and tonight they had some blackberries and torn bread. The vote on the blackberries was mixed. That really surprised me. The corn was the biggest hit.

    Is there anything that I absolutely should give, or not give?

    thanks, Karen
  3. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Western North Carolina
    Oatmeal.....wouldn't touch it.

    Scratch......left all the millet.

    2 Whole tomatoes......picked at them for awhile, then left them.

    getting NUTTIN!
  4. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    They got leftovers from dinner....Corn on the cob; Lettuce, a few pepper scraps and some leftover potato salad. They ate well.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  5. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    my girls had a spaghetti squash cut in half....they go wild for the guts and seeds. After a few hours I use a fork and scrape up the flesh a bit more and they go wild again. The half cabbage in their pen is taking a while to eat but they do peck at it.
  6. akovia

    akovia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2012
    Hillsboro, OR
    A hand full of red wigglers
  7. Strysa

    Strysa Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 22, 2011
    My girls got corn on the cob. It was like chicken rugby in there!
  8. Feanor

    Feanor Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2012
    My layers enjoyed their favorite --tomato bits-- some corn cobs, and a scoop of scratch (I know its summer but I just love seeing their fat bodies waddle-run when they here the sound of the grain bag rustling) and then I went hunting for moths and crickets for my 2-week-olds and watched them play keep-away for five minutes before one finally got a chance to eat one
  9. cortner1195

    cortner1195 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2012
    I stopped at the coop on my way up the drive. All girls were on their perches, so I felt really bad opening the door and disturbing them. They needed water, so it was good that I stopped. Everyone came to the door to check for treats. I have to say that they have not seemed super bright about treats. they are always curious, but they are not always sure what to do with a new food. they are 7-9 weeks old. Is this normal? They play keep away, but then they don't always know what to do with food other than their grain.

    Tonight I brought them some corn kernels, torn bread bits, a few blackberries, and two small cubes of watermelon diced up. Corn always seems popular.
  10. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens are like sheep...if one of them shows interest and takes a bite than they all have to have it, and the chase is on. But if you can't find that first bird that will show interest, none of them will show interest. I think that that is one of the reasons that larger flocks tend to eat everything that is presented to them, while smaller flocks tend to be a bit more finicky about what they will eat.

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