FEEDING THE GIRLS (CHICKENS) FROM YOUR KITCHEN

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FEEDING THE GIRLS FROM YOUR KITCHEN

Feeding the girls from your kitchen

Feeding the girls from your kitchen

 Did you know that there are many things you can feed your chickens that come straight from your kitchen? There are scraps that you might just throw away or put in a compost pile that your girls would love to get their wings on, hahaha! We’ve kept a compost pile for the last year or so, but since having the girls, I make sure to leave some leftovers for them instead of putting everything in the compost pile. They love when I give them extra treats besides their regular feed. :) In addition to the regular feed, extra calcium, and grit that you may give your girls, a wide variety of foods is beneficial for their health and their egg production.Food that you can feed your chickens:
  • variety of green plants/vegetables (if you grow a garden, you can set aside an area to grow greens for your girls – we’re doing that this year!)
  • vegetable peelings and ends
  • fruit rinds and skins (chickens LOVE watermelon/cantaloupe seeds and rinds)
  • fruits
  • cooked beans and pasta
  • oatmeal (dried or cooked)
  • plain yogurt
  • sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • breads (of course!)