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post #11 of 16

My understanding is that it is the variety in the girls' diet that creates healthy birds and good eggs.

Our birds free range about half time, and during the time they spend in their run, they get our (healthy) table scraps, including meat and fish.  They also get handfuls of BOSS and/or scratch tossed high and wide, just for something to amuse them and scratch for.  They have pellets available free choice at all times.

They haven't started laying yet, but everyone remarks on how clean, shiny and healthy they look (and we think they're beautiful, too!) so the food variety must be doing some good!

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Steward of one old farmhouse, two dogs, two cats, 16 hens, an accidental rooster, two ducks, two horses and a pony.  Life is so very good . . .
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post #12 of 16

It has always been my experience that the tastiest eggs come from chickens that are able to forage as a supplement to a diet of good quality laying mash/pellets.

We also make a habit of giving the chickens table scraps, which they seem to love.

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If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. 
Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once!
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
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post #13 of 16

My chickens free range beside their 24/7 grain and all scraps from the house here. In the winter I add cracked corn for warmth and some occasional scratch.

Just now I threw them 3/4 of a pumpkin custard pie that we never ate and I cooked it last Saturday. You want to see chickens go ballistic? lol

post #14 of 16

Free range during the day with access to the compost pile.  Laying crumbles always available and scratch occasionally.

You might not be able to keep a bird from landing on your head but you can keep it from building a nest.

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You might not be able to keep a bird from landing on your head but you can keep it from building a nest.

"My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes."
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post #15 of 16
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Thanks for all the ideas. I figured berries would make for tasty eggs but I don't generally have any leftover. Do have plenty of dandelions and bugs though.

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post #16 of 16

My 10 leghorns love dandelions. They almost jump up and down when they see me coming with them.smile

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