How Much Should I Feed My Chickens?

“I’m feeding commercial feed to my flock of 9 hens and 1 rooster, they have a large penned area but have wiped out all the plants that were

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Egg Shells As A Calcium Supplement

“I want to know if you have had any bad luck with feeding your chickens egg shells. Specifically that they then decide to eat the eggs before I

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Feeding Chickens Dog Food

“I have been feeding my chickens, amongst other food, ‘Dog food’ and they love it, do you think this is OK or not? Regards” ~ Colin. Hi Colin,

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Do All Chickens Eat The Same Diet?

“We have a backyard flock 3-4 months old. Based on breed info available we can expect good egg laying potential from all of them and a variety of

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Feeding Broiler Chicks To Maturity

“What is the proper way to feed broiler chicks to maturity? I have 2 1/2 week old chicks on starter feed – they are feathering out now. Do

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Are Chickens Vegetarian?

“I noticed that you have stated that it is ok to give meat to chickens in this last newsletter. I have been told that you should not give

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Preventing Wasted Chicken Feed…

“I have 3 layers which my husband and I enjoy tremendously. The one question is how to keep them from wasting so much feed. They throw it out

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Chicken Grit; Grit for Baby & Adult Chickens

This week in our basics series, we’ll be discussing chicken grit, a necessary supplement for your chicks as well as your mature chickens. The need for grit varies

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Chicken Keeping “Basics” Series – Chicken Feed & Feeding

In the coming weeks we’ll be talking about hatching chicks and raising them through their first year and we will address nutrition for young birds at that time.

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Feeding Your Chickens

What to feed your chickens will ultimiltey depend on what you expect from your chickens. Do you want them to produce organic eggs? Are you just raising them

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