- Aug 9, 2009
I have heard that you can not give scratch to chickens during the summer because it makes them too hot. I have 14 layer and I give a small can of scratch in the morning, scattered all over the yard so they have something to do. In the evening, I give a little handful while I gather eggs and I give them 2 pieces of bread....which they jump for....very cute. Anyway, when it gets hot, do I need to stop giving grain (scratch) and if so, what is the best treat to scatter in their yard?