will this be ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Johnn, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I forgot to get some chicken food and my local pet shop is shut for 2 days will it be ok to feed then porridge oats for the next two days?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    That will work. Corn meal is also a good choice.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Yes, and they LOVE raisins after they have been soaked.

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  4. dbarbre

    dbarbre New Egg

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    Chickens will eat just about anything. In a pinch give them variety and let them choose: fruits, vegies, grain. I have supplemented wild birdseed when I'm low on feed since a run to town is about 30 miles!
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Myne don't like fruit of veg
     
  6. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn meal mush will work in a pinch or a treat...cva34
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Well they have had it be but they had a drink before having them so that wasn't there best idea
     
  8. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to toss in some protein: a can of tuna, leftover meat of any kind. I ran out of food on Christmas eve, and my feed store is normally closed on Mondays. I defrosted a pound of ground meat, and cooked that. Added some uncooked oatmeal, cooked rice, and a couple handfulls of birdseed & scratch. Didn't seems like enough for 2 days, so I added a can of mackerel that had been in the pantry for who knows how long.

    They really loved this!
     
  9. Pepurr

    Pepurr Out Of The Brooder

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    It's ok to give them meat? That won't turn them to cannibalism?
     
  10. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, of course not! They're meant to eat meat - worms, bugs, etc. The meat you give them also isn't chicken. Besides they have no way of knowing other chickens are made of meat have they?
     

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