Do You Spoil Your Chickens?



Seriously, who spoils their chickens?  Well, when we decided to start raising chickens, the first thing that came to my mind was how cute I could decorate the coop!  It’s their home and I wanted it to look pretty. I wander sometimes if they know just how spoiled they are?


One day when I was at my usual health food store shopping for my family, I started looking at the seeds and beans and thought “These would be healthy for Rusty and the girls” (AKA chickens), uhm….



What I purchased above is green and yellow lentils and barley.  The total cost came to $5.00 and they are all organic.  Do you know much about lentils?  They have amazing health benefits.  Lentils are loaded with fiber, protein, potassium, zinc, B Vitamins, iron and magnesium.


So, I placed some in a bowl and filled it with water and placed a towel on it.  I let this set overnight.


Soaking beans, nuts, seeds and grains assist with digestion and give us great enzymes.  When eaten straight out of the bag, it wreaks havoc on our digestive system.


After they sit overnight, place them in glass mason jars and put them in the fridge.  Now, every time you go out to the coop, take a jar and sprinkle in your chicks feeder.


I’ll talk about sprouting them in another post and I’ll share with you a recipe for some “treats” for your chicks. Just think about how much healthier your eggs and chickens will be! 🙂


See, I told you I spoiled my chickens!

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See, I told you I spoil my flock!



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5 thoughts on “Do You Spoil Your Chickens?

  1. Liz September 20, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply

    We just built are coop and run. Just waiting until spring to get some chicks. I sit and think of all the cute things I can add around that space. My hubby just rolls his eyes! lol…


  2. Wendy September 24, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply

    Liz, I’m so glad I’m not the only one! LOL I tell my hubby that the girls have to have a nice home to live in!


  3. Tracy @ OurSimpleHomestead September 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm Reply

    I am guilty! I spoil our chickens…they wait every morning at the back door for a morning cracker treat.


    • Wendy Walker September 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply

      Yes, Tracy! I think all of us chicken lovers spoil our flock, well, I think we should LOL!


  4. […] A few years ago, I came up with a homemade yummy treat recipe and gave it to them if they were good LOL.  You can read about it HERE. […]


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