What's YOUR chickens' favorite treat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fowltemptress, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    Our "girls" will eat absolutely anything we bring out as food scraps or unused veggie parts cut up for them, but a super favorite is tomatoes...which is why we have fencing around our garden. When they're free ranging, one red likes to follow me around to see if I'll uncover any nifty worms or bugs. We toss them some grain or soft apples for fun in their chicken yard, and always some weeds.
    The only thing they won't eat is slugs, not that I blame them! [​IMG] Too slimy! And they're too smart to eat potato bugs, the li'l stinkers!
  2. glowworm

    glowworm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    SacraTomato, CA
    fresh corn on the cob, and cooked Spaghetti makes them go crazy.

    they don't like carrots unless I shred them for them. they never liked yogurt. They will eat any kind of veggie or fruit that I give to them, but some disappear slower than others. I haven't given them watermelon yet.
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I recently got some corn on the cob 12/$1. Gave a couple ears to the chooks and nearly lost a finger (literally!) today when they saw me with their new fav goodie.
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    Mine are only 5 wks, so far they love yogurt and cooked oatmeal. But by far the fav is these giant grasshoppers. Disgusting. [​IMG] I don't know if anyone else gets these, but in Arizona they come almost like a plague. It's hilarious to watch a chick running around w/one almost the size of it's head in it's mouth trying to keep anyone else from taking it from him.
    I just had to post a pic

  5. blueeyes

    blueeyes New Egg

    Jan 23, 2008
    MINE loves crickettes,worms,b-moths,yogurt
  6. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    Hrm, let's see. Mine love cottage cheese, milk, squash, cucumber, bananas, watermelon, fresh corn,pasta.....so far pretty much anything and everything I have set down in front of them so far.

    You would never know now by looking at the lunatics, that they were terrified for days and completely traumatized by any treats I tried to give them when they were only a couple weeks old. They used to flip out and hide in the corner! Now I barely set a dish down and they are diving in! [​IMG]
  7. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    coos bay OR
    Our hens (and roo) go insane for tomatoes, they absolutely love them. Most of them love avocadoes, too. There are a couple who won't touch avocadoes, though. Another favorite is pasta (cooked) and cooked rice.
  8. onebuggirl

    onebuggirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2008
    Mine go crazy for grapes. They see me coming a mile away with them and they jostle for the best position. They also like the core of bell peppers with the seeds still on it, tomatoes, frozen corn on the cob, oatmeal and apple cores. Won't touch pear cores and don't like blueberries.[​IMG]
  9. chixbvs

    chixbvs Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2008
    Quote:I've been giving mine frozen bananas on the really hot days when they look stressed- I peel and freeze them in wax paper, and just throw them in the coop when they look overheated. They peck a couple of times, and then make this funny face- my daughter says they get a "brain freeze" !
  10. WA23

    WA23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2008
    Northwest WA State
    Mine go nuts for these (woodlice).
    Sometimes I look under rotting leaves or the compost bin and find hundreds. I just scoop them up, put them in a pot and let them have at them.

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