chicken-food

5 Easy Steps To Ferment Chicken Feed

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

There are many advantages to fermenting your chickens’ feed, and it only takes up to 2 minutes or less per day of your time. Why not try it and cut your feed cost, keep healthier chickens and get higher-quality eggs? We’ll explain the process in five easy steps so everyone can try it! First, we’ll […]

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Will Chickens Eat Snow For Water?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Yes, chickens can and will eat snow for water during winter, especially if no other water source is available. Chickens are hardy animals that do very well during harsh and cold winters; they don’t mind eating snow instead of water and will even do so even if there is plenty of water around. But there […]

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Can Roosters Eat Layer Feed?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. Layer feed isn’t toxic to roosters; they won’t get sick from eating layer feed. But this type of chicken feed isn’t ideal for roosters as they have other nutritional needs than laying hens. Let’s address all possible risks of feeding roosters layer feed […]

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7 Health Benefits of Butternut Squash for Chickens

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Butternut squash is a winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste that’s very similar to a pumpkin. Butternuts are 85% water, low in calories, and loaded with plenty of micronutrients. Chickens can eat all parts of pumpkins and butternut pumpkins. They are nutritional powerhouses for chickens. Just take a […]

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Top 10 Pumpkins for Chickens (And One to Avoid)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens love pumpkins! Both the flesh and seeds are nutritional powerhouses for your backyard flock. If you are preparing some jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, keep some flesh and seeds aside for your birds. We are not exaggerating. A small cup of pumpkin cubes already provides more than 200% of a chicken’s daily vitamin A intake. We’ve […]

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkins and Pumpkin Seeds?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Nutrients | Health Benefits | Amount | Seeds | Leaves | Flowers | When to avoid Chickens can safely eat pumpkins and love pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin scraps are a healthy addition to a chicken’s diet as they contain many vitamins, especially vitamin A. With the Halloween season coming up, everybody is preparing their jack-o’-lantern pumpkins. […]

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Can Chickens Eat Zucchini? The 5 Health Benefits of Courgettes

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Nutritional Value | Health Benefits | Amount | Leaves | Flowers | FAQ Zucchinis or courgettes are popular table scraps that frequently end up in the chicken run. It’s a healthy Italian vegetable that’s part of many traditional cuisines. Chickens can eat every part of zucchini, and it’s a very healthy food source for them. […]

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Can Chickens Eat Bananas and Banana Peels?

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Chickens can eat bananas and banana peels and it’s a reasonable food source. We discuss everything you need to know before you start tossing the leftovers in the run. Can chickens eat bananas? Nutritional Value of Bananas for Chickens Health Benefits of Bananas for Chickens Is Sugar in Bananas bad for Chickens? Can chickens eat […]

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Can Chickens Eat Asparagus? – Egg Taste Change vs Health Benefits

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Asparagus is popular in many diets because it’s low in calories and rich in nutrients. However, it’s also known to make your pee smell. Asparagus is healthy for chickens but can make their eggs taste poorly. Can chickens eat asparagus? Nutritional value of asparagus for chickens Health Benefits of Asparagus for Chickens Effect of Asparagus […]

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The Top 6 Reasons to Include Broccoli In Your Chicken’s Diet

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse for chickens. The green vegetable is packed with minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and fibers that are vital for the chicken’s metabolism. The nutrient profile of broccoli is off the charts. Just take a quick glance at the contents of broccoli and compare them with the daily recommended intake for Laying Hens: […]

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