Wild bird seed for chickens
My older (2 yr olds) hens will come to the wild bird station to find the seed
put out for the flying transients!!!! But that is because they "know" it is
It is not a preferred diet for egg layers, but don't tell them that!
The protein level is not high enough for great egg production.
My wild bird seed is ±10%
Black oil seed = ±16% (served straight) but they do love it.
Layer crumble = 21% (I get the meat maker, so it's not a layer)
Dry Cat food = 30%
I give the free rangers a bit of all of the above for my peas,
since they require a higher protein content. The chickens are adept
at finding what is put out in different places....
There are just no bugs for the birds right now,
so I figure all could use what they find....