I thought I had bought pretty much every kind of chicken food and treat in the book at this point. I have stopped at Agrisupply and Tractor Supply, and Walmart (boy, was I THRILLED the day our Walmart started selling chicken feed), far too many times to count and lugged home various large, heavy bags of grains and scratch.
But, since I have been staying indoors a lot lately, I decided to try ordering some chicken food from the internet. I still have some layer crumble on hand for them. However, I always like to try to mix in something special for variety, so I was looking for a treat. Cracked corn mixed with meal worms, for example.
I came across Harvest Delight on Amazon and decided to give it a try. This is what it looks like.
It came in the mail today. I didn’t get out until about 7 p.m. to give it to them because I was busy working.
So I went out and fed it to my small flock of silkies and my other small flock.
I could not believe how crazy both flocks went over this stuff!
The silkies are notoriously finicky, but they started making happy noises and pecking it up.
I figured since they liked it, the other flock, which is way less picky about food, would love it. And they did.
In fact, it was the time of day that I usually let both flocks out so that they can run around and free range for a bit. And, usually they practically fly out of their pens so that they can stretch their legs, go hunting for bugs, and just frolic through the grass.
But, today, both flocks stayed inside and continued eating, even though the pen doors were open. That’s how much they liked the food.
So, what’s in it? According to the package, it contains whole grains, peanuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, carrots, flax seeds and thyme.
I honestly haven’t seen all the chickens this collectively excited over anything. I will definitely be buying more when I run out. That being said, the bag isn’t very big. Its weight is 2.5 pounds and that was $9.99. I’m hoping I can find it at a lower price elsewhere. Till then, it is definitely going to be a treat addition to the regular chicken crumbles (ah, yes, more lugging home of heavy bags). I might alternate it with mealworms, which the chickens really like too, although I’ve never seen them refuse to leave their pen over mealworms.
If you’re interested in checking it out, the link is below: