Thursday, July 18, 2013

What is Your Chicken's Favorite Treat

We have tried many types of treats for the chickens over the past few years. Hands down their favorite is cheap, boxed mac and cheese. These guys come running from far and wide when they see me bringing out a pot. Normally we just feed them any leftovers from the previous dinner. But now that we are eating in a more healthy fashion, boxed mac and cheese is only on the menu about once a month. But was was not lost for the chickens because my husband went through a phase of prepping by storing lots of food. Well now we have lots of boxed mac and cheese that needs to get used. That is where the chickens come in. At least once a week I will bring them out a pot of mac and cheese and they love me for it.




8 comments:

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Mine absolutely LOVE the cheap, boxed, mac & cheese. My girls are carb lovers, not so much sweet lovers {they did not learn that from me - I'm sweets all the way!}. For greens, they don't like swiss chard or cabbage but will eat pretty much anything else. They also love Cheerios, oats {raw or cooked}, sunflower seeds, beans {taken out of the pod}, cottage cheese, yogurt, pancakes, mashed potatoes, rice with milk, and blueberries. Spoiled? Slightly. :)

Miranda said...

Hmm...that is interesting. I might just have to buy a box and see if mine like that as well. lol! They do love when they get my scraps from canning. Any fruit makes them extremely happy!

Linda Perry said...

Our chickens have always loved whatever table scraps we had. Funny story: Our chickens learned that when we called "Here Kitty, Kitty" that we had food. So anytime we called "Here Kitty, Kitty" the free range chickens would come running. What makes it even funnier is that the goats and dog would come running, too! lol

LaughingLioness said...

That is hysterical! Our guinnea fowl come running when we call he cat, too. They are free ranging right now, but they'll pick at the scraps the cat gets!

Annette said...

I can totally see chickens loving that. :)

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Michele said...

This is too funny. When I first started reading I read your "children's" favorite treat! Had to do a double take when I saw the picture! haha Chickens are funny creatures...wish we had the space for a few.

Andrea said...

Mine, too, love mac and cheese! Love it!! I love to give them a bit of cream cheese also, because it is fun to see them all running around with it sort of stuck on the nose. I just learned that they like radish tops. Mine love rainbow chard, kale and spinach. OH, and hot dogs. They fight over hot dogs.

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