|You can easily turn your veggies scraps into something your chickens will actually eat!|
I had heard of people chopping up greens for their hens, and that just seemed tedious to me. Greens are a huge part of a healthy chicken's diet. In fact, I believe they should be mostly eating greens & insects, with grains mostly for "scratch" in the winter. I'm sure there are almost as many opinions on the proper diet for a chicken as there are for the proper human diet, but I have heard that what makes a healthy egg yolk bright orange is lots of beta carotene, which the chickens get from having a diet high in fresh foods. Also, eggs from chickens eating more greens are higher in Omega 3 fatty acids. Let's face it, we all could use more greens in our diets.
My chickens ended up on a high-feed, high input diet for a while as it took me a few months to figure this trick out. Now, I quickly turn my fruit & veggie scraps into bite size nibbles that the chickens can easily eat.
|Bag o' fruit & veggie scraps|
|This batch includes carrot greens, cantaloupe rinds, kale and chard stems, and part of a butternut squash|
With a quick scrub and a rinse, the food processor is clean and you have veggies for a few days for your hens, at no extra cost.
Also, check out my articles here on sprouting grains for your chickens, and keeping natural chickens.
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How to Make the Most of Veggie Scraps for Your Hens
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