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 […]

The Best Treadle Chicken Feeders (Reviews and Buyer’s Guide)

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Treadle feeders are a great way to not only protect chicken feed from pests, like rodents and raccoons, but they’re also a great way to automate your chicken feeding chores. In this post, we’re going to take a close look at 3 of the best treadle chicken feeders you can get a hold of for […]

Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin? (A Healthy Source of Vitamins and Minerals)

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Have you ever been to a zoo in the fall? If so, you will see almost every animal cage with a pumpkin or two. From foxes to badgers, bears, and bobcats, everyone gets a pumpkin. Farmers markets, stores, and households look to unload their pumpkins at the end of the season, and a great way […]

Best Chicken Feeder to Prevent Waste (Reviews and Buyers Guide)

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Chicken feeders are handy tools for small and large scale chicken farmers to feed their chickens with far less involvement. A feeder is also suitable for small flock chicken herders who love to have fresh eggs readily at hand. For this, you need a sturdily built chicken feeder that will not make a mess or […]

Can Chickens Eat Onions? (Answer Backed By Research)

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It’s only natural to wonder if your chickens are safe to eat a certain type of food. We want the best for our flock. And the same holds true when it comes to feeding chickens onions. Fact is, yes, chickens can eat onions. And here’s exactly why I say that, all backed by research. Is […]