Whole Oats (the real thing)
Oats are high in protein! and Compared to other cereals have a greater concentration of lysine, methionine, and cystine. Because of their high protein content - they are an ideal treat for chickens when they are going through their molt; as well as in winter months. Interesting factoid : You may find, if you feed oats to your chickens, that they seem to become calmer and less jumpy. That's because the high fibre content makes them feel full - the same kind of feeling humans get after a large Christmas dinner!