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What are your chooks favourite treats?
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Titsalinabumsquash · 27/06/2014 18:00

My girls used to love a handful or 2 of corn once a day, then DP brought home some live mealworms and crickets, they went mad for them!
I got a bag of dried mealworms for them which they love and now they're not fussed about boring old corn. Grin

Dried meal worms are expensive...

They like fruit and veg but in more of a casual way.

Does anyone's feathered friends have a particular delicacy they go mad for or does anyone know where I can get the worms cheaper in bulk?

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Chopsypie · 27/06/2014 18:06

If you have a local fishing shop they often do mealworms cheaper than usual.
Amazon also sell 5l tubs of dried worms for £15ish

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Titsalinabumsquash · 27/06/2014 18:16

I didn't think of fishing places! I'll have a look, thanks Smile

I have just given my lot a bowl of yoghurt after hearing its a treat for them, they don't seem keen. Confused

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Pixel · 27/06/2014 19:37

Oh yes mine will do anything for mealworms. If I go into the garden shed they jump up on their coop so that they can look in the window and see if I'm getting them some mealworms Smile.
They also go mad over noodles and spaghetti.

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ArtfulPuss · 28/06/2014 08:05

Mine fight over their breakfast: uncooked porridge oats mixed with kefir.

Was actually having this conversation last night with friends... Theirs go mad for noodles and spaghetti too. Also one said half a pumpkin kept theirs happy for a week, seeds and all.

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Oodlives · 28/06/2014 08:07

Pumpkins/squash/courgette type things go for ages ( finally a reason to grow courgettes). Strawberries were going well but think they are getting bored now as we had a run of slugged strawberries for them

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Ruhrpott · 29/06/2014 21:19

Mine love grapes and sweet corn on the cob

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CMOTDibbler · 29/06/2014 21:24

Ours love corn on the cob too. The new chooks (known as the zombies due to their blue/grey legs) fight with the rabbit for it. Mrs Welsummer is less bothered, but comes running for mixed corn

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mrsminiverscharlady · 29/06/2014 21:32

Mine love raisins and other dried fruit. If I find goosegrass when I'm out walking I bring a few armfulls back - they've stripped our garden bare (pity they don't do the same to nettles!)

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HSMMaCM · 29/06/2014 21:35

Mine love daisies, but also get excited if they are thrown the end of a garlic baguette.

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Parsnipcake · 29/06/2014 21:45

Spiral pasta, tins of value sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes and couscous or rice with chickpeas mixed in - they love picking out the chickpeas and hurling them round the coop! They love a cabbage to chase too.

Mine all love yoghurt with brown breadcrumbs mixed in, and marmite porridge in the winter.

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TodaysAGoodDay · 29/06/2014 22:35

Ham. It's like chocolate to them Hmm

Grin

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Chopsypie · 30/06/2014 08:12

Oh yes, a cabbage suspended on a rope about 1ft off the floor.
They love knocking it backwards an forwards whilst they try and eat it!

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SelfconfessedSpoonyFucker · 11/07/2014 19:07

corn on the cob tied to a string and hung up, earwigs and woodlice, cabbage, BLUEBERRIES, cheese (very infrequent, not good for them IMO), sunflower seeds, wheat seeds.

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ThatBloodyWoman · 11/07/2014 19:09

Sweetcorn.

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MissBeehiving · 11/07/2014 19:22

Catfood/mince

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bochead · 12/07/2014 17:26

lettuce - mine go loopy for it! (wish they'd take the same approach to the dandelions in my garden!).

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pigsinmud · 13/07/2014 09:53

Dried mealworms. I get mine on eBay - big sack which lasts for ages.

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privetandpetunias · 13/07/2014 20:07

Mine go mad for dandelion leaves! Apples and corn are also very popular. Oh yes and if I throw in a couple of earthworms they practically fall over themselves trying to be the first to get to them Grin

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tootsey · 04/09/2014 10:23

Sunflower seeds, they will fight each other to get them!

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polkadotdelight · 04/09/2014 22:41

dried mealworms
corn on the cob
peas
grapes
banana
peeled apple (fussy!)
peeled cucumber (they really dont like the skin)
marmite on.toast as a rare treat

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Runmumrun1 · 08/10/2014 18:05

I'm new to this chicken keeping thing and was excited about all the treats I'd give them but they seem pretty uninterested in everything I put in their run! I've only had them a couple of weeks so wondered if it was a settling in thing? Or do I just try everything and see what floats their boats? So far I've tried peeled cucumber, figs, lettuce, corn, corn on the cob, broccoli and baked potato skin. I'm getting a bit fed up of fishing things out of their run every day!

Any ideas?

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fourwoodenchairs · 16/10/2014 08:47

Mine love tomatoes! Sometimes boiled egg as a special treat.

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CuddyMum · 16/10/2014 10:08

Dried mealworms for sure. I recently bought a large tub in B&M homestores - as you do!

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pooches · 21/10/2014 12:31

Watermelon, pasta and rice.

BOILED EGGS???? Seriously?

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