what type oatmeal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by maggiegigs, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. maggiegigs

    maggiegigs Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a specific type of oatmeal for my chickens to eat....ie "steelcut oatmeal or just plain Quaker oats?[​IMG]
    Also can 5 month old pullets have cabbage?[​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Any kind of oatmeal is OK, cooked or uncooked.

    And Yes, pullets can have cabbage.

    Imp
     
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GIVING CHICKENS OATMEAL IS ADDICTIVE!!


    Mine absolutely [​IMG] oatmeal!! Make sure you have time to sit and watch them eat it, it's too [​IMG] watching their beaks get COVERED with oatmeal!!
     
  4. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oatmeal is a good idea. We've just introduced ours to yogurt and they love it. I'm sure they'll be enthusiastic about the oatmeal too but I won't be cooking any up until it cools down around here!!!
     
  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I always cook a little more than I need when I have oatmeal and refrigerate the rest. I then give them the cold oatmeal in the afternoon when it is hot. They really like it.
     
  6. raro

    raro Out Of The Brooder

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    What about raw oats?
    My chickens loved the cold cereal I wanted to get rid of. Wouldn't raw oats be like scratch?
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine raw oatmeal and they love it, including week old chicks. Their momma scratches it all over, but the taste obviously improves with a good sprinkling of dirt,

    Sandie
     

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