Treats, treats and more treats

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Beano

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Treats, treats and more treats
« on: January 14, 2010, 13:51 »
 I find it very difficult not to give the girls treats. I start off with just the occasional treat and it seems to build. We leave the house for work at 7.30am and come home around 5.30pm. I feel a bit guilty for leaving them all day, especially in this rotten weather. This morning there was tomato, cheese and lettuce in the treat bowl. I know that I have to rain it  in and do so whenever I catch myself giving them too much but it is very difficult. Does anyone else have the same problem?
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beulah59

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 14:19 »
Yes! But they do love them so  ::)
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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 16:27 »
yes, they tend to have corn most evenings, but OH always slips something else in, mealworms, sweetcorn, melon, tomato.
difficult, especialyy this weather when they just stay in the run

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2010, 23:04 »
Everytime I open the patio door they come running from wherever they are rosey away to see me and I feel I just have to give them a treat.  Mind you thats probably why they come running now they have caught on.  Its hard not to treat them though they are so funny but I am going to have to be strong when I deworm them as they must eat their pellets.

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 08:47 »
Yes, that happens here too. They come running up to me and it is difficult to ignore that.
Poppy also has a habit of hanging around after the other two have gone in. That's when her and I have a chat, mostly about how she's my favorite. My neighbour also listens in on these private chats, he told me so. Fortunately he knows I'm not crazy, just a bit odd.

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beulah59

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 10:06 »
I told myself I'd only feed them treats in the run so I knew I could get them in from free ranging the garden .... but they flock to the back door anyway ... must have slipped up somewhere  ::)

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 10:38 »
They're worse than a begging puppy, very hard to resist.

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2010, 11:48 »
Yes, and not just us - the neighbours feed them on much better treats than we do. If we're giving them something and she appears, then they leave us and rush off to her. Little toads.

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010, 11:53 »
Oh we are naughty aren't we!
Ours have had cherries, apricots, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, corn, squash, pumpkin, brocolli, yoghurt, bananas, porridge...golly it looks really bad in a list but the weather has been awful and there was no where for them to find worms, or even a green leaf or blade of grass.
And they have been sharing with the wild birds ;)
1 lovely hubby, 3 dogs, a bunny and 7 ex batts and a shiny new lottie!  (so far)

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010, 07:02 »
I was wondering about giving mine porridge when it was cold but wasnt sure if it was any good for them.  Is it best to give it to them made with milk or water or half and half?  Havent given my chickens any dairy yet wasnt sure about whether they could handle it or not

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010, 07:37 »
Well, we've been giving them potrridge in this really cold weather but drwan a line with  making it with milk - make ours with water,

Not sure if the weather is affecting our girls but one laid an egg no bigger than a quail egg yesterday !!!
Dogs were born with three legs and a spare.

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Sassy

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2010, 09:01 »
I have seen advice on here for NO milk :)
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2010, 09:13 »
Make it with water, hens can tolerate a little milk but not a lot, besides porrige made with water still tastes nice and creamy  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2010, 18:10 »
My girls get there treats at the weekends, they bang very loudly on the french doors to let me know they are waiting. They had corn and grated cheese today and I've strung up a cabbage to keep them going during the week while I'm at work!
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Ice

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Re: Treats, treats and more treats
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2010, 18:14 »
I give my girls warm porage mixed with sweetcorn every night just before bedtime. ::)  Please don't tell anyone or my reputation would be ruined. :lol:
Cheese makes everything better.



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