Wheat?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by gale65, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    DH is hoping to combine wheat tomorrow so I am going to give him a bag or bucket so he can bring me home a bunch of the grain. Is this ok for the chickens for snacks? I would just throw some out like you would scratch every so often.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I accidentally grew some wheat this year when a straw bale that the chooks helped distribute apparently contained seeds that then germinated. The chooks have really enjoyed getting the wheat grains from the seed heads. So yes, they will enjoy it. Watch for quantity though. No one food is a complete feed - they need variety - so if you give them too much wheat, they won't eat as much of other foods and therefore won't meet all of their nutritional needs.
     
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds good! [​IMG]
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Wheat is an excellent scratch grain.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I feed several hundred pounds a year-good stuff. The oil contained therein is great for feather development.
     
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great-thanks everyone! DH is going to cut wheat this afternoon so I'll give him a big bag to put some in for the chicks. [​IMG]
     

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