It is very easy to make and I feel better when I can warm up their tummies first thing in the morning. It takes about 5 minutes. The recipe is versatile and can be adapted to whatever you have in your kitchen. I make it as you would an ice cream sundae. The base flavor, in this case oats, is the same. The toppings vary and your own creations are endless.
This recipe serves 8 chickens.
1 cup of oats
1 3/4 cups of water
dried and fresh herbs
Combine the oats, raisins and water in a microwave proof bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 2-4 minutes. Remove from microwave let cool a bit, so you do not burn your chicken's unsuspecting mouths. Stir and add additional toppings. Varying the toppings is fun and I love surprising the girls with one of their favorite Wintertime treats.
I always separate their chicken oatmeal into two bowls and deliberately place them on opposite sides of the run. This ensures that all of the hens get to fill their empty bellies with warm goodness.
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Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest