'Scraps' basically means 'not something we humans would eat'..........for various reasons. Slimy lettuce a slimy blackened mushroom a withered potato browned streaky celery an apple that i can stick my finger through moldy whole wheat bread three week old bean soup a recently discovered black peach with green stuff on it a chunk of eggplant that fell on the floor, got stepped on, then got licked by the dog more slimy lettuce slimy cukes slimy spinach the hard bottom part of cabbage and cauliflower broccoli 'stumps' I think you get it.......... I just can't see or feel secure about giving garbage to a chicken and i am NOT about to execute culinary surgery on the compost bucket to clean off all the crud from the scraps!! Yet i hear of people routinely tossing kitchen garbage to chickens, even letting them graze on compost. I don't wanna poison these boids. am i missing something??