How to Feed Your Chickens

How To Feed Your Chickens

Feeding your chickens might not be something which you pay too much attention to, but did you know that seventy percent of the cost of raising chickens goes toward feed? Therefore it stands to reason that you need to pay attention to what you feed your birds. No one chicken is the same as each breed all require slightly different mixes of nutrition, as do laying birds or meat birds. Let’s start at the beginning and work our way through the ages, types of chicken and look at exactly how you should be feeding your chickens. Chicken Nutritional Requirements As with humans and other mammals, chickens need a slightly different nutritional input as they are growing. We have set out the suggested feed requirements very briefly below. Young chicks need more protein in order to grow rapidly during their first few weeks of life. Please note that most, if not all, feed… [Read More]

Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It Blog Cover

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them. I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be doing more harm than good? Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of health issues. Not only that, but many foods which humans eat such as avocados is actually poisonous to chickens and can do a lot of damage. It’s hard to know at times exactly what you should feed your girls and how much to feed them. So today, we are going to look at how you are feeding your chickens to death and how to prevent it… before it’s too late. Obesity in Chickens Perhaps one of the major problems our birds face today is us killing them with kindness! We love to give them treats-… [Read More]