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Chicken Diet for Better Taste

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kellycube, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. kellycube

    kellycube New Egg

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    A Chicken's diet directly relates to the quality taste when you eat it.
    my name is Cam from #kellycube I just returned from Peru (food capital of the world). The locals over there know that the chickens in the north of their country taste so much better than from the south. Why? The south mass produce chickens using commercial needs, whereas the north feed their chickens food scraps and whatever is available. And the taste difference is very noticeable.
    If you ask a fisherman what fish taste best, they will say deep sea fish as they have a more diverse diet.

    To open up the forum, how can we feed chooks to get this diverse diet when we have a few more chooks that our food scraps can feed?
    Or do you have any comments on the above???
     
  2. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cool Thread. [​IMG]

    These days, I keep chickens for eggs.

    But as a kid, our family raised chickens, turkeys and ducks to supplement our meals. As harvest time drew nearer we would add apples to the diet of the birds. We had several apple trees on our property and we would make cider and give the birds the pulverized left overs from that process. After harvest, we'd fence off the area under the apple and fruit trees and let the birds go at it till the ground was picked up, then we'd move them to the garden to clean it up and work the ground. My dad also enjoyed brewing his own beer (still does) and the brewers grains would go the birds as well.

    Those meals were the best...I remember them well. The meat was full of texture and flavor, not like the tasteless, plastic-like meat that is mass produced under our modern commercial, genetically enhanced, technological methods.
     
  3. kellycube

    kellycube New Egg

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    That is so cool @Rock Home Isle
    Cider chicken. Probably tastes best at a Sunday afternoon BBQ with friends right?

    I know a farmer who grows leafy greens and has chooks roam around eating the snails and slugs.
     
  4. kellycube

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