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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken Digital, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Chicken Digital

    Chicken Digital Out Of The Brooder

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    I always have feed available for my hens, but I often give them left over salad, rice and bread around 2-3 times a week. I've even give them left over cooked eggs (Mashed up). Is this ok?
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do just like you do , and my chicks live long lives. Nothing goes to waste around here. There are those that take a science approach and may have varied opinion. Some things I give them, the chicks just don't eat. It gets thrown out in time. My goal is not to get the most eggs. I want natural eggs. It is good enough for me. 4 of the 7 chicks no longer lay anyways. Seasoned citizens. (old) and 1 lays once in a while. 3 weeks. seasoned as well, about 6 years.
    Way back in time, like about 60 years. my mother would feed our chickens boiled potatoes with skins and chopped up. THAT IS ALL WE HAD. . No 19% layer feed. They free ranged of course. Guess what. Chickens did alright. We ate their eggs and every other Sunday we ate a chicken.
    If you get yourself too worried about your chicken feed, you will loose focus on being happy.
    OH YES WISHING YOU BEST AND WELCOME[​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken Digital

    Chicken Digital Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I just have to make sure they don't get too fat.
     
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worry. If anything starts looking out of line, GET THEM A TREADMILL
    [​IMG]. Lol Lol
     
  5. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    A fat hen makes the best soup.
     

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