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Chicken feed

This page details my adventures in feeding chickens sustainably.  You'll find posts about the makeup of traditional chicken feeds, my observations on what chickens eat in the wild, and much more.

Harvesting jewelweed seeds for chickens
Posted Thursday afternoon, August 28th, 2014 by mark
Sunflower experiment update
Posted Thursday afternoon, August 28th, 2014 by mark
Sunflower seed collection experiment
Posted early Wednesday morning, August 27th, 2014 by mark
Unusual chicken feeds
Posted early Monday morning, August 18th, 2014 by Anna
Feeding herbs to chickens?
Posted early Monday morning, August 11th, 2014 by mark
Do chickens like bananas?
Posted early Friday morning, August 1st, 2014 by mark
Feeding June Bugs to chickens?
Posted early Wednesday morning, July 16th, 2014 by mark
Feeding mice to chickens?
Posted early Wednesday morning, July 9th, 2014 by mark
Mixing your own chicken grower feed
Posted early Monday morning, June 30th, 2014 by Anna
Feeding egg shells to chickens?
Posted early Wednesday morning, June 25th, 2014 by mark
Ducks love comfrey
Posted early Friday morning, June 20th, 2014 by Anna
Should I ferment our chicken feed?
Posted early Monday morning, June 16th, 2014 by mark
Hanging coconut chicken treat 3 months later
Posted early Friday morning, June 6th, 2014 by mark
How long before mulberry trees start fruiting?
Posted early Monday morning, June 2nd, 2014 by mark
Ducks vs. chickens
Posted early Monday morning, May 26th, 2014 by Anna
Feeding ducks
Posted early Friday morning, May 16th, 2014 by Anna
Chickens eating cat food?
Posted early Wednesday morning, April 23rd, 2014 by mark
Exploring chicks thrive on curly dock
Posted early Monday morning, April 21st, 2014 by Anna
Feeding water snails to chickens
Posted early Monday morning, March 24th, 2014 by Anna
Chicken feed freezer storage
Posted early Wednesday morning, March 19th, 2014 by mark
Feeding half a coconut to chickens
Posted early Friday morning, February 28th, 2014 by mark
Fertilizing raised beds with chickens
Posted early Monday morning, February 24th, 2014 by mark
Hanging coconut chicken treat update
Posted early Friday morning, February 21st, 2014 by mark
Rat in the chicken coop update
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 19th, 2014 by mark
Crow training box for chickens?
Posted early Monday morning, February 17th, 2014 by mark
Hanging coconut treat field notes
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 12th, 2014 by mark
Hanging coconut treat for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, February 10th, 2014 by mark
Wheatgrass for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, January 31st, 2014 by Anna
A rat closeby
Posted early Friday morning, January 24th, 2014 by Anna
Growing grains for poultry
Posted early Tuesday morning, January 21st, 2014 by Anna
Winter greens taste test
Posted early Monday morning, January 20th, 2014 by Anna
Feeding snails to chickens
Posted early Friday morning, January 17th, 2014 by mark
Using crayfish as a chicken feed?
Posted early Monday morning, January 13th, 2014 by mark
Raising snails for chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, January 1st, 2014 by Anna
How to use a hand-cranked corn sheller
Posted early Wednesday morning, December 25th, 2013 by Anna
Trapping invertebrates for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, December 16th, 2013 by Anna
Trapping crayfish for chickens?
Posted early Friday morning, December 13th, 2013 by mark
Enter our silkworm egg giveaway!
Posted early Monday morning, December 9th, 2013 by Anna
Chicken sculpture
Posted early Wednesday morning, December 4th, 2013 by mark
Bocking 4 comfrey winner
Posted mid-morning Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Anna
Bocking 4 comfrey for chickens (and a giveaway)
Posted early Monday morning, November 25th, 2013 by Anna
Extra carbs for your chickens in the winter
Posted early Friday morning, November 15th, 2013 by Anna
Chicken tractor season
Posted early Wednesday morning, November 13th, 2013 by Anna
Hog-peanuts as chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, October 14th, 2013 by Anna
Mating silkworm moths
Posted early Friday morning, August 2nd, 2013 by Anna
Silkworm final week observations
Posted early Wednesday morning, July 3rd, 2013 by Anna
Breeding silkworms
Posted early Wednesday morning, June 26th, 2013 by Anna
Mulberry taste test
Posted early Wednesday morning, June 19th, 2013 by Anna
Great silkworm dieoff
Posted early Friday morning, June 14th, 2013 by Anna
Hungry, hungry silkworms
Posted early Wednesday morning, June 5th, 2013 by Anna
Day 3 silkworm observations
Posted early Friday morning, May 31st, 2013 by Anna
Silkworms hatch!
Posted early Monday morning, May 27th, 2013 by Anna
When to hatch silkworms
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 15th, 2013 by Anna
Chickweed pasture
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 8th, 2013 by Anna
Siberian pea shrub
Posted early Wednesday morning, March 6th, 2013 by Anna
Paper mulberries
Posted early Monday morning, March 4th, 2013 by Anna
Is it efficient to raise chickens on silkworms?
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 27th, 2013 by Anna
How to raise silkworms
Posted early Monday morning, February 25th, 2013 by Anna
Silkworms for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, February 22nd, 2013 by Anna
Broccoli as winter greens for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, February 4th, 2013 by Anna
Healthiest homemade chicken feed
Posted early Friday morning, February 1st, 2013 by Anna
Choosing cover crops for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, January 18th, 2013 by Anna
Oilseed radishes for chickens followup
Posted early Monday morning, January 14th, 2013 by Anna
Oilseed radish as a winter vegetable for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, December 28th, 2012 by Anna
How to identify wild plants for chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, December 3rd, 2012 by Anna
Choosing comfrey varieties for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, November 26th, 2012 by Anna
Foraging patterns of six week old chicks
Posted early Monday morning, October 22nd, 2012 by Anna
Chickens enjoy jewelweed seeds
Posted early Monday morning, October 1st, 2012 by Anna
History of chicken feed
Posted early Friday morning, September 28th, 2012 by Anna
Chickens and cover crops
Posted early Wednesday morning, September 19th, 2012 by Anna
Vermiculture in the deep bedding
Posted early Wednesday morning, August 22nd, 2012 by Anna
Acreage to grow my own chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, June 18th, 2012 by Anna
Feed conversion rate with unlimited feed
Posted early Wednesday morning, June 6th, 2012 by Anna
Joel Salatin's chicken feed recipes
Posted early Friday morning, May 25th, 2012 by Anna
Feed conversion rate and cicadas
Posted early Monday morning, May 21st, 2012 by Anna
Feeding chickens in a trough
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 9th, 2012 by Anna
Chickens (and people) eating cicadas
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 2nd, 2012 by Anna
Plants chickens (probably) won't kill
Posted Saturday evening, April 28th, 2012 by Anna
Chickens eating comfrey
Posted early Monday morning, April 9th, 2012 by Anna
Quality chicken feed
Posted early Friday morning, April 6th, 2012 by Anna
Pros and cons of automatic chicken feeders
Posted early Friday morning, March 2nd, 2012 by Anna
How to feed mangels to chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 15th, 2012 by Anna
Low budget automatic chicken feeder
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 8th, 2012 by Anna
Keeping chickens happy in the winter
Posted early Friday morning, December 30th, 2011 by Anna
Chicken feed: Beyond the basics
Posted early Wednesday morning, December 28th, 2011 by Anna
Foraging ability of Light Sussex chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, November 30th, 2011 by Anna
Size of broilers: Are better foragers bigger?
Posted early Monday morning, November 28th, 2011 by Anna
How much does it cost to raise your own eggs?
Posted early Wednesday morning, November 23rd, 2011 by Anna
Paw paws for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, November 18th, 2011 by Anna
Feeding chickens enough (but not too much)
Posted early Wednesday morning, November 9th, 2011 by Anna
Advantages of free range chickens
Posted mid-morning Monday, October 31st, 2011 by Anna
Summing up 2011's chicken experiments
Posted early Friday morning, October 14th, 2011 by Anna
How much food do chicks need?
Posted early Monday morning, October 10th, 2011 by Anna
What to do with wet chicken feed
Posted early Wednesday morning, October 5th, 2011 by Anna
Protecting chicks from rats
Posted early Wednesday morning, September 28th, 2011 by Anna
Annual winter forage for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, September 19th, 2011 by Anna
Seasonal changes in chicken pasture preferences
Posted early Wednesday morning, September 14th, 2011 by Anna
Chicks in tractors
Posted early Monday morning, September 12th, 2011 by Anna
Pasture suitable to week old chicks
Posted early Monday morning, September 5th, 2011 by Anna
Johnson grass for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, August 26th, 2011 by Anna
How many square feet do I need for my flock?
Posted early Wednesday morning, August 10th, 2011 by Anna
Factors that affect chicken pasture size
Posted early Monday morning, August 8th, 2011 by Anna
Butternut squash in the chicken pasture
Posted early Friday morning, July 29th, 2011 by Anna
Grit for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, July 22nd, 2011 by Anna
Black australorps as broilers
Posted early Friday morning, July 15th, 2011 by Anna
Feed conversion rate for chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, July 13th, 2011 by Anna
Variety is key in chicken feed
Posted early Friday morning, July 8th, 2011 by Anna
Experiments in growing grain
Posted early Monday morning, July 4th, 2011 by Anna
Old boards make worm buffet for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, May 23rd, 2011 by Anna
Assessing egg yolk colors
Posted early Monday morning, May 16th, 2011 by Anna
How much to feed chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, May 11th, 2011 by Anna
Black Australorp chicks on pasture
Posted early Monday morning, May 9th, 2011 by Anna
A true forest pasture for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, April 22nd, 2011 by Anna
More chicken pasture planting
Posted early Monday morning, April 11th, 2011 by Anna
Chickens' favorite pasture foods
Posted early Monday morning, April 4th, 2011 by Anna
Spring planting in the grain paddock
Posted early Friday morning, April 1st, 2011 by Anna
Chicken pasture experiment 2011
Posted early Monday morning, March 28th, 2011 by Anna
Plants in traditional chicken pastures
Posted early Wednesday morning, March 23rd, 2011 by Anna
Ground cherries for the chickens
Posted early Friday morning, February 11th, 2011 by Anna
Chicken health benefits of deep bedding
Posted early Monday morning, January 24th, 2011 by Anna
Chickens in the snow
Posted early Friday morning, January 21st, 2011 by Anna
Rotational grazing for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, January 17th, 2011 by Anna
Hay for chickens
Posted late Friday morning, January 7th, 2011 by Anna
Experimental beans and seeds for chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, January 5th, 2011 by Anna
Phytic acid in chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, January 3rd, 2011 by Anna
Winter shade makes bad chicken pasture
Posted early Wednesday morning, December 29th, 2010 by Anna
Worm Cafe
Posted early Monday morning, December 20th, 2010 by Anna
The winter chicken pasture
Posted early Thursday morning, December 16th, 2010 by Anna
How to store chicken feed
Posted early Thursday morning, December 2nd, 2010 by Anna
Potential chicken pasture plants
Posted early Monday morning, November 29th, 2010 by Anna
Dried sweet corn as a chicken toy
Posted early Friday morning, November 19th, 2010 by Anna
Chicken molting
Posted early Monday morning, November 15th, 2010 by Anna
Forest pasture becomes bare in November
Posted early Wednesday morning, November 10th, 2010 by Anna
Persimmons for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, November 8th, 2010 by Anna
Grains in the forest pasture
Posted early Wednesday morning, October 27th, 2010 by Anna
Chestnuts for the chickens
Posted early Monday morning, October 25th, 2010 by Anna
Tick-trefoil and morning glories as chicken feed
Posted early Wednesday morning, October 20th, 2010 by Anna
Drying sweet corn for chickens
Posted early Monday morning, October 18th, 2010 by Anna
Chickens are healthier on pasture
Posted early Wednesday morning, October 13th, 2010 by Anna
Feeding sunflower seeds to chickens
Posted early Monday morning, August 23rd, 2010 by Anna
Forest pasture carrying capacity
Posted early Wednesday morning, August 18th, 2010 by Anna
Homemade automatic chicken feeder
Posted early Monday morning, August 9th, 2010 by Anna
Grain paddock for the chickens
Posted early Friday morning, August 6th, 2010 by Anna
Sunflowers for chickens
Posted early Friday morning, July 30th, 2010 by Anna
Dark Cornish economics, part 2
Posted early Monday morning, July 19th, 2010 by Anna
Compost pile in the chicken pasture
Posted early Monday morning, July 5th, 2010 by Anna
Planting grains in the forest pasture
Posted early Monday morning, June 28th, 2010 by Anna
Dark Cornish economics
Posted early Monday morning, June 21st, 2010 by Anna
Flock block review
Posted early Monday morning, June 14th, 2010 by Anna
Feeding whole corn to chickens
Posted early Monday morning, May 3rd, 2010 by Anna
Forest pasture experiment, phase 1
Posted early Wednesday morning, April 28th, 2010 by Anna
Chicken coccidiosis vaccine
Posted early Wednesday morning, April 21st, 2010 by Anna
Spring tonics for chickens
Posted early Thursday morning, April 15th, 2010 by Anna
Chicken foraging behavior: Nature versus nurture
Posted early Friday morning, April 9th, 2010 by Anna
Everything you wanted to know about BSF's
Posted early Wednesday morning, March 31st, 2010 by mark
Cultivating duckweed for chickens
Posted early Tuesday morning, March 30th, 2010 by Anna
Trash as chicken feed
Posted early Thursday morning, March 4th, 2010 by Anna
Duckweed as chicken feed
Posted early Wednesday morning, March 3rd, 2010 by Anna
Earthworms as chicken feed
Posted late Tuesday afternoon, March 2nd, 2010 by Anna
Black soldier fly larvae as chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, March 1st, 2010 by Anna
Japanese beetles as chicken feed
Posted early Friday morning, February 26th, 2010 by Anna
Mealworms as chicken feed
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 24th, 2010 by Anna
Sprouting and processing grain for chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, February 22nd, 2010 by Anna
Growing grains for chicken feed
Posted early Friday morning, February 19th, 2010 by Anna
Chickweed is a winter pick-me-up for chickens
Posted early Wednesday morning, February 17th, 2010 by Anna
Vitamins and minerals in chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, February 15th, 2010 by Anna
Protein content in chicken feed ingredients
Posted early Friday morning, February 12th, 2010 by Anna
Recipes for homemade layer chicken feeds
Posted early Monday morning, February 8th, 2010 by Anna
Recipes for homemade starter and grower chicken feeds
Posted early Friday morning, February 5th, 2010 by Anna
Percent protein in three types of chicken feed
Posted early Monday morning, February 1st, 2010 by Anna
What do chickens eat in the wild?
Posted early Friday morning, January 29th, 2010 by Anna

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