What treat did your chickies get today?

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

  1. Eggasperated

    Eggasperated New Egg

    Sep 4, 2012
    Mine have had sunflower seeds this morning (out of their shell of course) dried mealworms in the afternoon (their absolute favourite) and tomatoes from the greenhouse
  2. CAjerseychick

    CAjerseychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2012
    Northern California!
    Lucky charms/milk, bacon, baked beans, lettuce-- (the leftover special), mixed into 2 big pans of their midday mash with a dash of yogurt for probiotics... I have to wonder about the the quality of chickens' taste buds but they gobble it all up....
  3. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    you do know that you can give them the sun flower seeds with shells , yep they can and do eat the shell.

    My girls got goats milk, and tomatoes from the garden, a handful, of scratch
  4. Troop1379

    Troop1379 Out Of The Brooder

    May 31, 2012
    My six chicks got a can of sweet corn. That is the only thing that they like to eat as a treat
  5. milo1108

    milo1108 Chillin' With My Peeps

    This morning some more peaches, a couple of handfuls of sprouted seeds (mustard, mung beans, BOSS, oats, corn, flax) garlic, and some none sprouted mustard seeds and some freshly caught crickets. They went crazy.
  6. ksohn79

    ksohn79 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 6, 2012
    Claremont, NH
    The girls got dried oats and grapes this morning.
  7. SouthernAlberta

    SouthernAlberta Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Canada - Garden Zone 3
    I mowed our weedy lawn and tossed the clippings into the run. The girls had fun all day.
  8. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    Ours got cooked pinto beans and spent grains from a homebrewing neighbor. Then after we processed tomatoes and other veggies for canning, they got the peelings. I was quite surprised...they didn't pay any attention at all to the peelings. But we left them in the pen so maybe today they'll scratch through them for goodies. We had some beets and onions left over so I chopped them a bit and surprisingly, they loved the onions but wouldn't do anything with the beets except play with them, LOL. No more onions, tho...I don't want "pre-seasoned" eggs ;)

    Today, I'll cut some oat tops, comfrey, clover and whatever dandelions I can find...they're getting scarcer now...good for me but not so good for the girls...they love them!
  9. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    I am trying to remember the name of the type of beets that Laura Ingalls grew for her chickens to eat in winter. She said they loved them and I think they started with an "L." In later life she wrote articles about keeping chickens, etc.
  10. mickey328

    mickey328 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    Thanks Stumpy. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that they're all individuals! Most folks say theirs go crazy for strawberries; mine won't touch them. Lots of folks say theirs don't like oats and mine go crazy for them. So, I'm just muddling along...give them whatever I have and if they eat it, I continue to give it...if not...compost here it comes, LOL.

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