Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Copy Cat (Chicken)!

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, well today I'm a copy cat when it comes to feeding my chickens and guineas.

I accidentally left the coop door open last night when the temperature was dropping to below -10F, fortunately I remembered it was still open around 09:00 PM and the Commander ran out and closed it. I felt terrible and figured that I needed to make sure the birds got a warm breakfast, but what? I then remembered the "Spoiled Chickens from Critter Farm" and their Oatmeal breakfasts! This morning everyone got a heaping helping of oatmeal.

They devoured it so quickly that I didn't even have time to take a picture.

Not to be outdone the lunch feast consisted of their daily ration of warm pasta, courtesy of Razzberry Corner, mixed with yogurt and bread. Lynn there posted about it last year and I loved how much her chickens enjoyed it. I would swear that the pasta helps them to keep laying even in this horrible weather and cold.

When I brought them out a little scratch this evening I could swear they were giving me a look that said, "We're not eating that!"


  1. Oh how I want my dream of having hens to come true. So glad your girls are still laying.

  2. BMKW - The chickens have been laying like crazy, 107 so far this year! Verde posted that you were close to converting a tool shed into a coop, so it won't be long until you have chickens of your own.

  3. That's so funny! I love when the chickens like something they remind me of vultures when you're bringing something out to them.. always my favorite part! I'm going to have to try the oatmeal some time too, thanks!

  4. OFG - Guilt is a great motivator.

  5. Mandy - It is amazing what one learns from reading other blogs.

  6. Wait - what's in that oatmeal?! Blueberries? Raisins? Jeez, you spoil your chickens. ((eye roll).
    Seriously, though? My oatmeal wasn't instant.

  7. Ok, maybe my chickens are spoiled or something, but they really don't like warm oatmeal all that much. they don't like how messy/sticky it is. What's wrong with them? I gave them warm rice this morning. they love rice almost as much as pasta.

    Isn't it neat to learn from other people? What did people do before computers?


  8. Lynn - We eat rice ALL THE TIME and any leftovers have to be divided between the dogs and chickens, everyone here loves it!