Foods For a Chicken Diet

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by suki'smom, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to put together a feed for my chickens so that even in our long Wisconsin winters they can have a healthy and varied diet. So far I've got layer pellets, alfalfa pellets, sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, and oats with toppings like kale and fish scraps. Any other ideas?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    suki'smom :

    I'm trying to put together a feed for my chickens so that even in our long Wisconsin winters they can have a healthy and varied diet. So far I've got layer pellets, alfalfa pellets, sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, and oats with toppings like kale and fish scraps. Any other ideas?

    I think you have a great list going on. I can't think of anything else.​
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have some listed on my BYC page that I use.
     
  4. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    suki'smom :

    I'm trying to put together a feed for my chickens so that even in our long Wisconsin winters they can have a healthy and varied diet. So far I've got layer pellets, alfalfa pellets, sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, and oats with toppings like kale and fish scraps. Any other ideas?

    Here is another members recipe...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59997
     
  5. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  7. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sprouts are always good. I sprout mung beans, fenugreek, alfalfa. You can get the fenugreek from an online spice store and it will sprout well. It's a legume, high in protein and increases appetite. Chia, both plain and sprouted is awesome. Mustard sprouts, radish sprouts, cabbage, beets.
     

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