Wheatberries

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by catterbug, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. catterbug

    catterbug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bake a lot using wheatberries that I grind into flour. Can I throw some out to the chickens as a scratch a couple days a week?
     
  2. wingsofglory

    wingsofglory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they would love them. Mine run to me when I throw out brown rice. It is jjust the plain grain, uncooked. They like it cooked also.
     
  3. 7&8

    7&8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mix up my own scratch: cracked corn; black oil seeds; red spring wheat berries; millet. The times I've offered it in a feed dish, the chickens pick out the wheat berries first. I am cautious about feeding hard grains; they are treats only. I always make sure my birds have access to some form of grit, especially in the winter months when they're not free ranging and/or the ground is covered in snow.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    So long as it isn't moldy or something they'll love it. I blend my own scratch feed and wheat is a big part of it.
     

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