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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

    May 20, 2008
    Osteen, FL
    Is there a difference (cost or otherwise) of supplementing the feeder with some throw down scratch ~vs~ regular feed?
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    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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