10 Treats For Chickens For Winter Months

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It’s easy to give treats to our chickens when the weather’s nice outside. Our gardens are growing, there’s fresh produce everywhere you look and with the nice weather we tend to spend our time outside more. We throw table scraps into the chicken run for them to munch on, we weed the garden and throw […]

Is Rhubarb Poisonous To Chickens? (Will it Make Them Sick?)

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Can Chickens Eat Rhubarb? Rhubarb just might be my favorite plant in my garden. I could eat rhubarb pie and rhubarb jam for days! But do you know who else likes it? My chickens. If you’ve asked around, then you’ve probably been told that it is not okay for chickens to eat rhubarb. But is […]

Is Your Chicken Eating Dog Poop? (Here’s What You Should Know)

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There’s nothing more disgusting than watching another animal eating another animals poop. And to be honest, is not really a subject most of us enjoy talking about on a regular basis. But what if you witness your chickens eating dog poop. Why in the world would they do that and what, if anything should you […]

My Chicken Ate Styrofoam! (Should I Be Worried?)

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When they say that chickens are omnivores, they’re not kidding! Chickens will literally try to eat anything. If you’ve ever spent time watching your chickens peck around the chicken run, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And for the most part, chickens will stay away from things that are not good for them. They […]

Do Chickens Eat Mice (Does It Make Them Sick?)

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Is It Safe For Chickens To Eat Mice? Walking in on your chickens brutally devouring a small creature can be upsetting, but many chicken farmers have been through this and it’s generally nothing to worry about. We typically think of chickens as herbivorous creatures, or we just think that all they eat is chicken feed […]

Can Chickens Eat Oranges (And Orange Peels?)

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Can I Give Oranges To Chickens? In short, the answer is yes. Chickens can eat oranges. As a matter of fact, the general rule of thumb you can use is, “If it’s safe for you to eat, then it’s safe for your chickens to eat.” However, there are a few hard “no’s” that you should […]

How To Store Chicken Feed (For Long Term and Short Term)

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Getting a shipment of new baby chicks can be very exciting. But one of the things that many new chicken owners often times over look is how they’re going to store the chicken feed. In this article, I’m going to go over the ins and outs on how to properly store chicken feed, both for […]

Can Chickens Eat Bananas? (The Good and The Bad)

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Can Chickens Eat Bananas? We all know variety is the spice of life. Every good backyard chicken raiser loves to spoil their girls with the occasional fun food treat. The hens get so excited when you throw something new into the coop. The bustle of activity, the stealing, and re-stealing of something new that hits […]

Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? (Here’s Why and Why Not)

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Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? A Controversial Food Conflicting information is abundant when it comes to what is safe and what is not safe to feed your chickens. Many backyard chicken raisers love to use chickens for recycling food. Any table scraps or discards from meal preparation can be placed in a bowl and used to […]

Can Chickens Eat Wild Mushrooms? (How To Safely Feed Mushrooms To Chickens)

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Can Chickens Eat Wild Mushrooms? I think the big question is, why would you want to feed mushrooms to your chickens? If you are looking for healthy alternatives to feed your chickens that may promote flock health and possibly increase egg production, wild mushrooms just may be the answer.  The big buzz words in human […]