Chicken Food In regards to keeping Chickens and feeding them the general writings out there contain advice to the extent of something like this “each Chicken should have access to the daily needed intake of food and water in sufficient quantity and quality.” Great. That’s a no brainer if you want to keep any kind of pet. But what does that really mean? What does a Chicken need and want in food?
Well, the want is easy, as Chickens are as much junk food addicts as you and I (and my cats for that matter). Throw your hens a cup of balanced food pellets that include all their daily needs for vitamins, minerals and proteins, and then toss a handful of sunflower seeds the other direction. See what they go for first…. Matter of fact, try it with the Roosters first and see which pile of food scores them more girls. It doesn’t matter if they cluck like Adam Levine or do the Jaggernaut Dance like Mick Jagger, if they’re stuck with the healthy food pile the hen party will go elsewhere ! Yet if you gave them sunflower seeds alone on a regular basis their feather butts would rather quickly change into some fatty butts, let alone some rather vitamin and mineral deficient ones. Yes, in case you did not know, Chickens can get fat, they can even get fatty liver and die from it just like an obese Human being.
If you want to feed your Chickens an appropriate diet then you have to familiarize yourself at least with the basic anatomy of a Chicken and its natural feeding behaviors!
I Have you ever found yourself surfing the web checking out to see if there are any cool T-shirts or hats that have "chicken quotes" on them? Well, I have. Of course. What could be worthier than spending an entire Saturday evening in front of your laptop chuckling over funny, witty, unusual (and sometimes quite tasteless - dare I mention "cock quotes") Chicken sayings. And since the Chicken bug is contagious I have long given it to