What Do Chickens Eat?

What do chickens eat?

What do chickens eat?

When it comes to the diet of chickens, there’s a big difference between what they should eat and what they will eat. Chickens are notorious scavengers and seem to enjoy nothing more than pecking their way through the dirt, eating just about anything that they come across.

Chickens will eat – or attempt to eat – just about anything that fits into its beak, ranging from fruit and vegetables to small insects and bugs. In the past, chickens on farms learned to get by on scraps from the other farm animals but this meager existence, while enough to sustain them, meant that the hens did not lay many eggs.

This brings us to our first item that chickens SHOULD eat. [Read more…]

Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens

Backyard chickens

Backyard chicken rearing can really be fun just like keeping any other pet. The very first step is to educate yourself about local laws with respect to keeping backyard chicken. Be sure it is not forbidden and be ready to abide by every condition stipulated by the city. Once that is done, you are ready to start practicing everything you’ll learn from this guide. [Read more…]