Treat Guide for Chickens

Chicken Treats Guide

What kind of treats are best for chickens?  I found this article by the Chicken Chick that will help you make wise decisions when choosing nutritious treats for your flock.

Chickens are funny creatures, some will eat anything you put in front of them. Others, like my Silkies Bantams won’t touch anything but layer pellets, rolled oats, and watermelon. When they are free roaming they pick at a little grass, and grab a bug or two, but they are even picky about which bugs are a suitable snack.  😦

I’d given up bringing my Silkie girls snacks from our farm kitchen, but I will take the advice from the Chicken Chick, offer up some healthy goodies and see what happens!

This is my Gavin Flock, they eat everything, but the Silkies will have no part in this feast.

Gavin Flock at TBN Ranch

 What healthy treats do you feed your flock?




About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author, antique dealer. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm.
This entry was posted in Managing the Flock and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Treat Guide for Chickens

  1. Jenny says:

    Ours love sunflower seeds as well,… they go crazy for them! Our previous hens used to love peas, but apparently the current ones aren’t so keen, although they do like a bit of left-over fish! Baked beans are never tolerated.

  2. canaf says:

    My Red Star loves sunflower seeds and oats. My Bantam prefers grapes and scraps of homemade healthy bread.

Comments are closed.