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Hello, I've lurked for a long time then joined a few months ago. I finally have a question I don't remember reading the answer to.

A while back, I bought a bag of crimped oats but didn't use them for the intended purpose. I started throwing out a handful now and then for the chickens and they seemed to like them. Lately, they seem to prefer them over the regular layer feed I give them.

I guess my question is, how do crimped oats rate as chicken food?
I don't remember what I paid for them, so I don't know if they're cost effective or not. Either way, should I finish up this bag I have?

Thanks,

Jay
 

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oats are an excellent chicken feed. i never used crimped oats. mainly whole oats. some knowledgable chickenmen claim whole oats should be 25% of a fowls feed ration. oats are low in protein.

try soaking them. it ups the protein and they will eat them better. soaked they are easier to digest. some prefer to ferment them before feeding.
 
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