I recently got a flock of 12 chickens and set up a table-scraps donation bin at work and with friends. There is always grower feed available (they are about 4 months and haven't started laying yet). I sort through the food scraps that I get and discard (compost) whatever is moldy, beyond redemption, or toxic.
I usually get a few things every day, and it amounts to about 1-5 pounds of fruit, vegetables, and grains (corn, wheat, or oat). Should I just give everything to the chickens as I get it, or should I be allocating the scraps out in a more controlled way? It's definitely fruit-heavy (grapes and watermelons, given the time of year...), but I don't know if I should be overly-worried about it. Their poops seem pretty normal still, too.
Do you regulate the amount of fruit/vegetables/grains your chickens get? If so, how much do you feed per chicken per day? Are these all considered treats?
Also, how often do you feed your chickens mealworms? I've seen advice saying anything from "every day" to "sparingly" so... I'm not too sure which to go with.
Thanks guys :D