Hi , I had the idea this could help out many if we just shared some info about how we manage to still keep our flock fed well when we either ran out and the shop is too far or they also ran out or you get unexpected new life and it is a holiday when the shops are closed etc . so upon request : What do you give your chickens ? what about new born or few week old chicks ? I'd like to share I give them rice , scrambled eggs , lots of veggies and mealworms as these are always breeding for them , if I don't have any of this i give a lot of fruit , nuts , vetetables , weeds , bugs for chicks I don't really now much apart from tips given to me by members here on BYC ( ty it worked ! ) gave them banana smashed entirely and have found yesterday an old box of couscous containing raisens , also a cooked egg and then the yolk into pieces went in those tiny beeks like cookies ! And I would like to share a recipe the most of us always have in the kitchen that worked out too , along with really just nature , went out to simply catch some rainworms and other insects , putted them into a little box to store food in and putted the bugs a few minutes in the fridge , they are very slow if they are kept that cold so the chickens and even chicks can catch them out and really enjoy it , now I hear you all say ' yeah but if they are under a heatlamp in just a few minutes the house is full of bugs , true , no not here because I took some water and a cup of milk , added all the simplest things you find in the backyard , grass,weeds cut into tiny pieces , ( ok also some fruit , pineapple in this case ) and just mixed it all up , so they have been eating nothing less or more but what they 'd find outside , mama chicken did like it too , another interesting feed for a chick is catfood ! but no hard chunks so if they are hard , leave them soaking , soup goes in well too but not too much as I noticed the poop getting watery too plus : never give warm food ( this can cause illness ) , so I have been wondering what people do if it is not possible to get any chickenfood or chickfeed from your local store , how do you manage ??