Can chickens eat that? I'm often asked if it's okay to feed chickens rolled oats (the kind you buy for horses,) and the answer is yes. Raw oats can help treat pasty butt in baby chicks and warm oatmeal is a nutritious warming treat for your flock in the winter. The oats or barley need to be limited to 25% of the starter diet. One important point to make here is that you shouldn’t give your chickens too many treats as this can actually cause your chickens to stop laying eggs. Re: Can my chickens have uncooked oats? ... but oats are perfectly fine to feed your flock. Chickens especially seem to love protein – insects (alive or dead) are HUGE with backyard chickens. This morning, they were eating the whole oats like everything else. For the ultimate list of what you can and can’t feed your flock, keep reading! Joined Jul 25, 2010 Messages 1,645 Reaction score 2 Points 104 Location New Hampshire. In fact, I recommend it! Chickens can eat so many things – it’s probably easier to talk about what they CAN’T eat! Oats are a good carbohydrate source, aren't a hot feed, and aid in feather growth during the moulting season. Mini alfalfa hay bales and loose alfalfa hay (made for rabbits and other small pets) are available too, if you want to throw a few handfuls inside a small run.. Chickens can eat green onion as well but in general it is not something that we are going to recommend. You DON’T want your chickens getting a taste for raw eggs because they will start eating their own eggs. « Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 23:30 » Mine have them regularly for a treat (Lidl v. cheap) and although some say it's not a good idea giving them dry because they would swell up in the stomach, I've never had any probs. For the ultimate list of what you can and can’t feed your flock, keep reading! Yes, chickens can eat onions, and any plant in the onion family (e.g. garlic and chives). I usually start my chickens with a morning treat of oats, hen scratch and oyster shells. Yesterday my wife and I bought a 50 pound of whole oats. Note: Always make sure you cook any eggs which you feed your chickens. I feel liek they need something warm to eat - I have some quick oats for the chickens, can they have some? However this excludes any fatty foods or foods with lots of salt in. You can feed them dry or made into a mash. Chicks can be fed wheat, oats or barley. Your chickens will be busy pecking at the alfalfa all winter long, while also getting an excellent fill of protein and fiber. Make sure to try and feed your chickens wholesome foods, such as rice, pasta, oats, fruits, vegetables and wholemeal bread. Adding a bit of cinnamon and cayenne pepper is … This is because if a chicken eats too many onions, it can cause a condition known as ‘hemolytic anemia’. Oats are an excellent source of vitamins, protein and antioxidants - and chickens love them. After six weeks of age, the birds can be fed rations with oats or barley as the whole source of grain, especially if they have been exposed to these grains previously. For several months I have been giving quick oats that I bought from the local grocery store to the chickens. All poultry can be fed hard red, durum, extra strong or utility wheat. How I Feed my Free Roaming Hens Rolled oats… Jan 8, 2011 #2 Emmetts Dairy Loving the herd life. Alfalfa can be found at your local feed store with the straw and hay bales. As a general rule if you can eat it so can they.