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Re: Treats
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 20:40 »
Individual hens have different favourite foods one of mine will risk death to get to a tomato another hen prefers cucumber.

Again live mealworms are the top treat.

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Re: Treats
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 20:44 »
ohh ohh I remember something!  In the summer I was standing by the back soor eating a plum.  Well, I took 1 bite and my Maran flew at me and made me drop it!!  She then ran off with it- making noises like she was very pleased with herself  >:(  >:(  :lol:

As far as hens are concerned stolen food is the best you can get. :D

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Re: Treats
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 21:16 »
Thankyou all!  Greens are a total no no.  Corn on the cob they love, grapes the love along with meal worms.  Out cat sitter was feeding them the left over cat food whilst we were on holiday and they love it!

Tomorrow is big chook house clean...
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Re: Treats
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2011, 09:03 »
patsa they love it. What's wrong with greens? I gave mine cabbage leaves most days.

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Re: Treats
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2011, 09:32 »
patsa they love it. What's wrong with greens? I gave mine cabbage leaves most days.

Pasta can cause sour crop problems (it killed one of my hens) so is now off the chooks menu.
Cabbage leaves are fine raw or cooked.

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Re: Treats
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2011, 17:23 »
Water melon. Try it! They wont leave it until its all gone!!!

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Re: Treats
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 22:41 »
Mine seem to enjoy their morning plate of left-over porridge. During the fruiting season they also love gooseberries and raspberries. There was an excess of Gooseberries this year and they were getting so many I swear there were gooseberry flavoured eggs...
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Re: Treats
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2011, 07:48 »
My lucky ladies get dried meal worms or brocoli or peas or spinach gave grapes once but I like them to much so I eat all the grapes now. I prefer to treat with greens than anything else as it makes me think my eggs are better  :tongue2:
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Re: Treats
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2011, 11:17 »
Plums, apples, blackberrys they will eat the lot as soon as they are getting ripe. Its a race to see who gets there first.

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jamima

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Re: Treats
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2011, 17:39 »
I gave mine mealworms today and t :)hey loved them, will get some rabbit food too .

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Re: Treats
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2011, 05:43 »
If the wild birds are any guide, plums will be a favourite - we haven't had a single plum this year because the birds got to them first!

Oh yep they go mental for King Prawns. Hillfooter gave his Smoked Salmon at Christmas and his loved that too.

I am planning to be reincarnated as a chicken at Hillfooter's place.  Smoked salmon for hens!  :blink:  Do the sparrows get caviar?

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Re: Treats
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2011, 16:58 »
My ex bat runs out the run, strqight up the garden path, leps up 4 steps , through the dog flap and heads for the dog food in the kitchen. Poor dog if she happens to be eating because Tuffy just dives in beside her!! 

The dog food is the dried  stuff called Hi-Life


That's the only food my wee Pom will eat.  Have never tried giving it to the chicks though.  Think the dog would be really put out.  She hates them getting sweet corn cos they don't let her have any.  Poor bullied wee thing  :(



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