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!"
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.