My chickens are free range, but I do give them lay pellets too... Though I am thinking of doing an organic feed. Any suggestions?
I'd tell them to get their own chickens then.Well I sell my eggs, and I keep getting people that want eggs from chickens that are fed organic feed....
Mine too. That's what makes me laugh when I see anything talking about "vegetarian chicken feed." Chickens are the original omnivore. If it moves, they eat it. Bugs, lizards, mice, snakes, whatever.My hens eat anything !
I agree! It is funny! I call it chicken rugby since it seems there are no rules! Lol!Pathfindersfarm said:Mine too. That's what makes me laugh when I see anything talking about "vegetarian chicken feed." Chickens are the original omnivore. If it moves, they eat it. Bugs, lizards, mice, snakes, whatever.
We sometimes play a game we call "chicken football." We'll take something up to one of the bigger pens and drop it onto the ground. It has to be something larger than a chicken can eat in one bite, say a leaf of cabbage or something. They'll run back and forth with it. One chicken will grab it and dash away. Once the flock sees a chicken running with something in her mouth, they all give chase. The game's afoot! They run back and forth, grabbing whatever it is from each other, taking a bite, until it's all gone.
I swear, it's better than television...
I wouldn't think so, as long as you boiled it completely so the inside of the yolk was completely cooked, and washed the egg in hot water ahead of time so the shell was clean.I have been giving my 8 4-5 week old chicks a hard boiled egg a day to share between them as a treat. They used to run when I opened the brooder, now they come running when they see me. An egg won't hurt the chicks right?