Winter treats

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by lizard7, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. lizard7

    lizard7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are my chickens weird or what? I thought I was getting some good winter treats to feed my girls. I got black oil seed and cracked corn and they won't eat it. This morning I decided to put some of the corn in some water and microwave a few minutes. They liked that a little bit, but don't go crazy for it. What's up?
     
  2. PAJerry

    PAJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some chickens are just picky. Mine go nuts for sunflower seeds but won't touch cracked corn. Wheat and sunflower seed sprouts are very popular. Cabbage is a favorite. Try different things and sooner or later you'll find things they like.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    We've been experimenting with different types of scratch and this last time we got straight scratch, as opposed to scratch grains. It's basically finely ground corn, looks like cornmeal. Dry my chickens won't touch it. Mixed with warm water to make a mash and they adore it.
     
  4. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

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    Interesting, gritsar...I'm going to have to try that!
     
  5. lorihadams

    lorihadams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mix their layer feed with warm water! Mine think they're getting a treat.....hahaha [​IMG]

    Lori
     
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  6. ooptec

    ooptec Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,

    My old dad (R.I.P.) had a saying I'll remember till day I die.

    'A dog will eat turnips if that's all you feed it'

    cheers
     
  7. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mixed up some scratch,rolled oats,grits,black oil sunflowers seeds,and powered milk all in a large bowl..then I add hot water to the mix just enough to make the oats get gummy like..then I put spoonfuls(like a large tennis ball size) of that stuff on a cookie sheet and bake them until they are hard as rocks..you can put these in the fridge until ya use them..just get few out and pop them in the microwave to knock off the cold and watch them go nuts over them..lol..
     
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  8. ooptec

    ooptec Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool,

    Like home made dog bisquits.......

    cheers
     
  9. Moodene

    Moodene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep...[​IMG] LOL...
     
  10. freemotion

    freemotion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Lizard7, you are weird!.....ok, I will admit it.....I cook treats for all my critters.....so they will do this when they see me coming: [​IMG]
     

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