what-to-feed-chickens

Prebiotics and Probiotics for Chickens
September 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Consider prebiotics and probiotics for chickens with your first flock to promote healthy microbiota.

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Why and When Do Chickens Molt?

Many people wonder when do chickens molt? Molting, the chicken pundits tell us, is supposed to happen in either spring or at the end of summer as we slip in to fall weather and shorter days.

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin Seeds and Guts?
August 25, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When raising backyard chickens, it’s important to understand what to feed chickens to keep them healthy on a daily basis. But they absolutely love pumpkin, which is loaded with so many great nutrients.

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Is Feeding Chickens Scraps from the Kitchen Safe?
August 23, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Feeding chickens scraps from the kitchen is a great way to give them healthy treats and make sure your leftovers don’t go to waste. Next time you clean out your refrigerator, scrape the dinner plates or bring home leftovers from dinner out, why not set some aside for your flock?

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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
August 23, 2022 · · Feed & Health

When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, an interesting fact about chickens is they don’t need grain to survive. Most people don’t realize chickens are not primarily herbivores (plant eaters).

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A Chicken Feeding Guide to Balance Diet at All Ages
August 22, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Do you need a comprehensive chicken feeding guide for all stages of life? Chicks, hens, and roosters need different nutrients, and providing the wrong feed can be disastrous.

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Feeding Backyard Chickens: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
August 15, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Nutritional deficiencies are a relatively rare problem for a flock of backyard chickens, ducks or other poultry. Of greater nutritional concern are the following five easily avoidable mistakes commonly made in feeding poultry.

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Can Chickens Eat Corn Cobs? Yes!
July 11, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Leftover corn cobs don’t need to be thrown away. You may wonder can chickens eat corn cobs?

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of the flock. This makes sense in backyard settings where the flock members typically vary in breed and size.

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, buttermilk, kimchi, apple cider vinegar, even beer and wine!) and chicken diets as well, although the process has been used for hundreds of years as a food preservation method.

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