Sunday, 29 July 2018

How to Find a Healthy Diet Your Chickens

1.  Layer Pellets

I really do recommend feeding your chickens *layers pellets*.  They are made to have all of the essential vitamins and minerals that many farm birds will need to have a healthy life.  I tend to make up around 80% of my chickens and ducks diets with layers pellets.  They pretty much have an endless supply so that can eat whenever they want.

2.  Natural Foraging

I allow my chickens to 'free range' in a 1-acre field every day.  I think it is really important to let your chickens have some time to be normal.  I would say my chickens and ducks will naturally forage over their layers pellets whenever they are let out.  It's hard to really say how much little bugs they manage to eat but I just treat this as a bonus.

3.  Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

The other 20% of my bird's diet is fresh foods.  I feed A LOT of fruit and vegetables that have been left over from feeding my other animals.  I also give extra treats sometimes like cooked pasta, seeds and anything else that is safe for them to eat.

4.  Prebiotics

I like to supplement my chickens with some natural and shop bought *probiotics*.  There are plenty of brands of shop bought ones that you can use or you can use natural prebiotics as treats such as honey and natural yoghurt.


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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