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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Oreo, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Oreo

    Oreo In the Brooder

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    Can you feed whole oats to chickens or do they have to be ground? I already have some on hand and wanted to feed them oats instead of corn since it's so hot. I don't have a real good way of grinding it.
     

  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    They can eat them whole
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    Mine eat whole oats by the shedload. They like them cooked too,

    Sandie
     
  4. Organics North

    Organics North Songster

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    Mine often choose the whole oats over wheat or BOSS! Whole oats are approximately 20 percent of my birds diet. The birds especially enjoy them soaked and sprouted.

    ON
     
  5. sixsisters

    sixsisters In the Brooder

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    I am in extremely hot weather here. Are oats better than corn in the hot weather?
     

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