Feeding Debeaked Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sheridesdragons, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Sheridesdragons

    Sheridesdragons Hatching

    Apr 16, 2016
    I live in Guatemala. There are very few chicken choices here and ours came debeaked. Ours were raised on feed and we'd like to incorporate more veggies, fruits, greens for them. We have a large garden. The problem is that they cant seem to eat anything other than the feed. Any suggestions on what else to try? They are sweet as can be (they sit on my lap) and I want to do what's best for them.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I think you will have to finely chop everything up so it's the same size as the feed they can eat.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I had the same problem a few years ago when I bought some debeaked hens from a commercial farm. Chopping their greens up will definitely help as would feeding it to them in bowls, so they can get their beaks into it, if you know what I mean. I made mine's feed wet for them, so it's a dry-ish porridge, as I found that made it much easier for them to eat.

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