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Chicken Tonic

At this time of year the chickens don’t look their best. They start loosing feathers and moulting. The weather is getting cold and it’s also darker a lot of the time.

When the hens are moulting or looking under the weather it’s good to give them something to perk them up.

It seems they like nothing better than porridge.

With a few special additions.

The porridge or oatmeal is a very warming grain so ideal for cold weather as a great treat.

Apple Cider Vinegar
This is good for their feathers and helps them grown healthy and shiny.

Then we add

A good source of iron. And a tasty flavour for the porridge.


And a few drops of infant vitamins.

To boost their diet in Winter we keep feeding them dried meal worms which they love, green leafy vegetables like broccoli and stalks of cauliflower.

We also like to give them a chopped apple or and millet on the stalk.


5 comments on “Chicken Tonic

  1. BerLinda
    December 20, 2014

    What did those poor chickens ever do to you? Marmite – ugh!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      December 20, 2014

      They honestly love it. Really. And lets face it cold porridge with marmite, apple cider vinegar and vitamins sounds pretty bad but they love it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. lindaswildlifegarden
    December 21, 2014

    Thank you for sharing Liz

    Liked by 1 person

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