Favorite Treats for Chickens
A lot of people want to know what do chickens eat? One thing is treats. Chickens absolutely love to eat treats–most treats. Some they don’t like, but more important, did you know that some treats are good for chickens and others can be dangerous?
For example, while chickens love potatoes, you should only provide them with cooked potatoes and for sure avoid any green peelings—just like for people.
- green beans
- celery leaves
- meal worms
- milk (especially clabbered milk)
- meat (cooked or not)
- the mouse you caught in a trap (not poisoned!)
Really just about anything! Chickens are omnivores meaning they eat meats, fruits and veggies. There’s very little chickens won’t eat.
Meat including chicken!!!
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Diversify, diversify, diversify. That’s all us small farmers are told to do. And really it’s great advice, but maybe it’s bad advice too?
Throughout the country, there are giant farms with thousands and thousands of acres of ONE crop. Thousands of acres of corn or wheat or soy bean or alfalfa or almonds or whatever. But it’s ONE crop by itself.
Monoculture farming is a bad word amongst sustainable farmers. When you only raise one crop or one livestock, you mess up the ecological cycle of animals Read More
This summer was fantastic. I spent nearly a month in Ireland touring around music festivals and of course….farms. How could I leave my own farm and not go to another one? Ok ok I’m obsessed.
I ended up on Inis Mor, the biggest of the three Aran Islands, where my friend and I took a horse cart tour. It was so much fun and so beautiful. Strangely enough I even got a sun burn. Who knew that was possible in Ireland?
The boat trip across was CRAZY choppy. I stopped recording when the swells reached about 20 ft
I really liked the Aran Islands, more Read More