39 Cheap Ways to Feed Your Chickens: Without Buying Feed!

39 Cheap Ways to Feed Your Chickens: Without Buying Feed!

Tired of shelling out cash on chicken feed? Let’s explore how to feed chickens without buying feed! Get ready to save money while giving your chickens a natural, healthy, and nutritious diet. Free and Cheap Chicken Feed Ideas: 1. Free…

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli? [Ultimate Broccoli-Feeding Guide]

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli? [Ultimate Broccoli-Feeding Guide]

Feeding vegetables to chickens has many benefits – they add variety to their diet, provide essential nutrients, and can save money on those pesky chicken feed bills! But can chickens eat broccoli grown in your garden? What about leftover broccoli…

Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? What About Tomato Seeds or Leaves?

Can Chickens Eat Tomatoes? What About Tomato Seeds or Leaves?

Can chickens eat tomatoes? Yes! Chickens love tomatoes! This tomato and chicken diet question brings me back to my early youth. Watching chickens roaming and foraging around the yard was always one of my favorite childhood pastimes in the countryside….

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples? What About Leftover Pineapple Skins?

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples? What About Leftover Pineapple Skins?

Pineapples are a popular fruit among humans, but can chickens eat pineapples? It’s a question many chicken owners find themselves asking, often while holding a leftover can or bowl of fruit! We researched from several academic archives and scholarly journals…

Can Chickens Eat Maggots? (Don’t Mind if They Do!)

Can Chickens Eat Maggots? (Don’t Mind if They Do!)

Very few natural phenomena cause as much disgust in humans as a clump of tiny, wiggly maggots.  However, your chickens have a completely different perspective. To an average chicken, maggots are equivalent to French fries. They don’t care if they’re…

Can You Overfeed Chickens? Yep. Here’s Why!

Can You Overfeed Chickens? Yep. Here’s Why!

When I first considered raising hens on my backyard hobby farm, one benefit rose quickly to the forefront – no more wasting food! Two of my three kids are champion food wasters. Well, the chickens will eat it, soon became a…

Is Cracked Corn Good for Chickens and Egg Production?

Is Cracked Corn Good for Chickens and Egg Production?

For many years, I only fed my chickens whole or cracked corn. I hoped they were getting all the nutrients needed from the bugs, seeds, fruit, and the surrounding pasture. After a while, however, I noticed my chickens were hardly…

9 Homemade Treats for Chickens [Super Easy DIY Recipes!]

9 Homemade Treats for Chickens [Super Easy DIY Recipes!]

There’s nothing more appreciative than a chicken at dinner time! One of our favorite games is calling the hens over for treats – the way they sprint to us across the meadow like wild beasts of the Serengeti is adorable!…

Can Chickens Eat Banana Peels?

Can Chickens Eat Banana Peels?

At some point or another – most homesteaders and chicken parents usually ask the following questions. Can chickens eat banana peels? And is it safe for chickens to eat banana peels? Maybe you’re trying to figure out a way to…