The Ultimate Chicken Feed Guide

Welcome to The Ultimate Chicken Feed Guide. If you are new to chickens or looking to get back into the wonderful world of backyard chicken keeping, you’ve come to the right place.

This guide covers everything you need to know about feeding your chickens, including supplements, treats, storage, and more!

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3 Responses to The Ultimate Chicken Feed Guide

  1. Sanders says:

    Too complicated.

    Me: bag of scratch, bag of laying crumble (produced at a local feed mill) , and some oyster shells – that’s all I buy for them.

    Keep their water clean and fresh – toss them a 32 oz cup full of scratch every morning and keep their feeder full of crumble with a few oz of oyster shell mixed in. They free range over 1/3 to 1/2 acre all day, depending on which gates I leave open.

    So far, the chickens haven’t complained. They are chickens, not exotic pets.

    But, if you want to make it complicated, then by all means, knock yourself out.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Mine get laying pellets and scratch every morning, plus once or twice a week any vegetables that have wilted.

      • Sanders says:

        Add kitchen scraps to that, too – except for chicken. Don’t want to encourage any cannibalistic behavior. Some things they won’t eat: onions, shellfish, beets, and citrus. They got sick of apples and quit eating them, this year, as we had a bumper crop on 3 trees.

Play nice.