Posted: 20/04/2012 at 07:55
For what its worth, I have 5 ex bats. Had them for about 3 years now. Their diet is predominately mixed corn, with some layers pellets thrown in. They get all their grit from their run, appx. 30 sq. yds. They have boiled potatoe skins and love pasta and porridge. No probs at all, just too many eggs sometimes, ha ha. No soft shells though.
They are the greatest characters and come out with me into the garden. We surround ourselves with wire netting and they have a great time following the fork.There are always exceptions to every rule.