Mix your own Custom Chicken Treat Blends

March 3, 2015

Those of you who read this blog or follow my Facebook page probably know that I love to make all kinds of fun treats for my chickens. One of my favorites to serve is warm oatmeal on a cold winter morning, with seeds, raisins and other yummy add-ins. I don't know if the treat actually warms their bellies, but I feel better serving them a hot meal first thing in the morning - and they sure gobble it up! 

-morning oatmeal for the chickens has NEVER looked this good!-
You can mix and match different nuts, seeds and yes, even dried insects, and create your own custom treat mixes. 
  • Got some molting hens in the fall? Why not make up a high-protein mix of mealworms, dried river shrimp, dried grubs and waxworms.
  • Mix up a high-energy winter bedtime snack of peanut hearts, cracked corn and black oil sunflower seed.
  •  Boost heart-healthy Omega-3s and -6s with flax seed and safflower seeds.
  • Jazz up morning oatmeal with raisins, dried cranberries and sunflower kernels.
-Okay, so I got fancy and layered the treats in glass canisters to store them-
-Violet dug right into some dried river shrimp-
-Virginia took advantage of some treats no one else noticed on Violet's back-
-Dainty eater Annie prefers to eat the treats one at time-
-easily make your own custom mix, using your chickens' favorites-

Peanut hearts are a nutritious treat that help give the chickens energy and keep warm in the winter.

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