How to feed your chickens might not be something that 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 […]
The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Chicken Feed
Whether you are looking to cut down on feed expenses, give your chickens more of what they need, or looking into sustainable practices for prepping, making your own chicken feed can be a smart practice to possess. In this ultimate guide to making your own chicken feed, you will learn everything you need to know […]
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Top 7 Chicken Feed Brands
When it comes to feeding your flock, just as feeding yourself, it’s important to know good quality food from poor quality food. Knowing your chicken feed is key. Additionally, knowing how to feed them is just as or even more important. Although the ingredients used in different feed types are similar, the proportions vary depending […]
Organic Chicken Feed: What to Know Before Buying
Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about organic chicken feed for our animals and livestock. Sadly, that is no longer true. Manufacturers have been adding things to animal feeds for decades; antibiotics, hormones, and now Genetically Modified Organisms (all in the name of animal health and economy). Happily, some of those practices […]
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Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?
Many first-time chicken keepers ask a common question: “Can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? We have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today, we are going to delve down and take a look. We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous blog post: why […]
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How to Feed Meat Chickens
We feed meat chickens is a little different than feeding a typical layer hen. Chickens bred to be efficient meat birds grow much faster than chickens intended to produce eggs, meaning they have different nutritional requirements. A Cornish Cross, for example, is ready for processing in about 8-9 weeks, while a heritage breed like the […]
What Do Quails Eat? The Ultimate Quail Feed Guide
Despite the quail’s fragile appearance and reputation, they are quite hardy creatures that are relatively easy to feed. They are picky eaters, but once you understand what quails eat and what they need, it all makes sense. If you raise other types of barnyard birds, different factors should be considered when raising quails. Factors like […]
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Can Chickens Eat Strawberries?
Chickens love a little variety in their diets and adding some leftover strawberries to their meal will make them a happy flock of chickens. Strawberries are perfectly safe for your chickens, in moderation, of course. Why Feed Your Chickens Strawberries Aside from the fact that it’s fun to feed your chickens treats from time to […]
The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed
Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it. Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and research to feeding all poultry exactly what they need. If your hens are eating the […]
Chapter Three: How To Feed Your Chickens Correctly During Winter
During the wintertime your hens’ dietary requirements will change as they molt and prepare for the cold, dark winter whilst their body recuperates for next spring. Not only will their dietary requirements change but the volume of food they eat will also change during the winter. It’s important that during these changes you keep an […]
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