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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    As many of you know, I keep chickens. They are extremely well fed, which explains their "rotund" appearance. I have a list of things chickens like, for those of you who have chickens and don't mind spoiling them a bit.
    Cooked rice--happiness in the coop with a lot of cooing and clucking.
    Oyster crackers--lacking any other morning treat, I throw a handful of oyster crackers in the coop. It not only allows me to go in without stepping on a hen, they enjoy chasing crackers.
    Cooked pasta--our hens may be a cross breed of Australian chickens, but they are Italian at heart. I learned that if giving them spaghetti, cut it up or you have chicken tug-of-war going.
    Ham trimmings--the fat off a cooked ham, cut up fine, goes down a treat. Of course, they wander around for a bit with greasy beaks, but they don't seem to mind.
    Bread--corn bread, French bread, herb breads, left over dinner rolls are big on a chicken's menu. Just make sure it is stale and a little hard so they can digest it easily.
    Heaven help me if they ever find out about wine!
     
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    OOPS Looks as though one already has a taste for the hard stuff Jane!! :snicker:
     
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    Catdaddy6676 In Flower

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    Chickens are omnivores and will eat about anything. Watched videos of them eating yogurt and oatmeal. They will even eat chicken... I know, right?? Ewwww!
     



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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Catdaddy, yes, the ladies will eat almost anything. I keep them away from dairy products since my "chicken bible" said it was bad for them, and I don't give them chicken because I agree--Ewwww!
     
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    chickens will eat anything that doesn't eat them first.!
     
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    You got it Carolyn !! Don`t stop too long in the pen or you may be on the menu !!
     
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