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My Chicken Ate a Snake: Here’s What You Can Do

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Backyard chicken keeping can be a rewarding and sometimes surprising experience. One such unexpected event is the first time you see your chickens chasing and even eating backyard snakes. If you’re reading this article now, you might have encountered the same scenario (or probably worried that it would happen). In this guide, we’ll explore why […]

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Can Chickens Eat Mango?

Can Chickens Eat Mango

Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world, a global phenomenon often referred to as the “King of fruits”. But this tasty goodness has 14% sugar by weight. So can chickens eat mango fruit? The answer is YES, but not all parts of a mango fruit are safe for chicken consumption. So […]

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Can Chickens Eat Sunflower Seeds?

Can chickens eat sunflower seeds

Do you have sunflowers in your garden? If yes, you may be wondering if chickens can eat sunflower seeds since they’re nutritious and edible for humans too. Well, the answer is yes. But can chickens eat all parts of sunflower seeds, or is there anything you should avoid? In this article, we’ll answer the questions: […]

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Do Chickens Eat Snails and Slugs?

Do chickens eat snails

Snails and slugs are everywhere; you can find them on your patio, gardens, or farms, so your chicken may encounter them while foraging for food. But do chickens eat snails, and is it beneficial for them? The short answer is yes! In fact, snails and slugs are good sources of protein and other nutrients. However, […]

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Can Chickens Eat Chicken?

Can Chickens Eat Chicken

Picture this—you’ve just finished up your dinner as a family, and now it’s time to clear the table of leftovers. You scrape the potatoes and green beans into a bin to go out to the chicken coop, and as you prepare to do the same with the scraps of roast chicken on your son’s plate, […]

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Can Chickens Eat Basil?

Can chickens eat basil

Basil is a culinary herb widely used in Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. If you have basil in your garden and your chicken forages in it, there’s a high chance your poultry birds might peck on it. But can chickens eat basil? The answer is yes, chickens can. But can chickens eat all parts of basil […]

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Probiotics for Chickens: Benefits, Sources, and Supplements

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As a homesteader, you likely aim to provide your chickens with the best living conditions possible. However, providing nutritious feed and clean water may not be enough to ensure a healthy flock. You also need to consider adding probiotics to your poultry’s diet. That’s right—probiotics aren’t just good for us humans. They’re great for the […]

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Can Chickens Eat Noodles and Pasta?

Can chickens eat noodles

Chickens are known for their ability to gorge on almost everything, including your favorite pasta. But can chickens eat noodles, and is it safe for them? In this article, we’ll discuss this concern about the chicken diet and help you determine if throwing scrap pasta is safe for your flocks. In particular, you’ll find out […]

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Can Chickens Eat Figs?

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Chickens aren’t picky. They’d eat almost anything they could peck on the ground. But if a fig accidentally lands where they forage, should you let them eat it? We know that figs are sweet and are perfect to add to cakes, pies, salads, or be eaten as is. I don’t know about you, but me? […]

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Can Chickens Eat Earwigs?

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As we know, chickens love eating critters. Whatever creepy crawlies they find while foraging, they would happily eat those, antenna and all. And yes, earwigs are no exception! However, the question is: can chickens eat earwigs or not? Are they safe? Aren’t they poisonous? Will they not hurt the chickens with those scary-looking pincers? If […]

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