Category Archives: Feeds and Feeding

Reducing Stress in Your Flock

Reducing or limiting stress is one of the best things you can do to keep your flock healthy and productive. Similar to how stress affects humans, in poultry it can lead to many problems including: reduced egg production, poor rate of growth and … Continue reading

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Tips to Help Your Chickens Stay Cool This Summer

The summer heat doesn’t just take its toll on humans, it affects our feathered friends as well. It is difficult for chickens to stay cool during the summer months, so the more you can do to assist them, the better … Continue reading

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What type of poultry feed should I use?

The nutritional requirements of chickens differ somewhat at different stages of growth. Also, broilers have different nutritional requirements than layers. When selecting a feed, it’s important to understand how the manufacturer intended the feed to be used, and make sure that its intended … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Chickens Table Scraps

Chickens like to eat table scraps, and most of the leftovers from your meals are safe for them to eat.  Table scraps alone don’t form a balanced diet for your chickens, so feed them and moderation and use them as … Continue reading

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Mold in the Feed

I didn’t know what was happening until I saw the mold in the feed bag – by then it was too late.  Unfortunately what I had to endure this week was nothing we had encountered on our little patch of … Continue reading

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Should I Feed My Chickens Oyster Shells?

If you have laying hens, we recommend that you give them ground oyster shells. It is best to do this “free choice” by putting the oyster shells in a separate container, so that the hens can take as much as … Continue reading

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Feeding Your Chickens Table Scraps

Updated Version of This Article A new version of this article is available at: Feeding Your Chickens Table Scraps (NEW) Original Article Chickens enjoy eating table scraps, and most leftovers from your table are fine to feed your chickens as … Continue reading

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