Throwing out Scratch ~vs~ Starter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Salt and Light, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Songster

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    Is there a difference (cost or otherwise) of supplementing the feeder with some throw down scratch ~vs~ regular feed?
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Scratch is like candy to chickens. It isn't wholesome food but gives "empty" calories (so to speak). It should really be given regularly in the winter only; with it just used as an occasional treat in the summer (hot) months.
     

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