Cooking for Two (or More!)
I have been spending lots of time in my kitchen, lately, cooking for my flock! Fortunately, they are a willing, uncomplaining audience!
“Birdie Bread” is a baked concoction of eggs, cornmeal, peanut butter, chopped vegetables and fruits, and several supplements including bee pollen, kelp, and minerals to enhance egg quality and production. Diet is vital to hens so their eggs are strong enough to house a chick yet thin enough for the mature chick to be able to break.
In addition to messy pots and pans, my kitchen counter is dressed in bird seed which I soak and drain to bring the seed mixture to the point of sprouting. The sprouted seeds are fed to my group because at this point in development the seeds are at their optimum peak of protein content.
Rice, quinoa, grated carrot, cinnamon, beans and lentils are all ingredients for “mash” which I offer to my breeding birds and baby birds… warm and messy.
I am very glad I have a dishwashing machine!