Should I feed my chickens treats?
It is not necessary to feed treats, but we all like to give our flock a little treat! It is advisable to limit the amount of treats given to ensure chickens get the correct nutrition and ideally only feed them at the end of the day when they have eaten the majority of their feed. You might want to dangle treats for entertainment and enrichment too, as encouraging natural behaviours is important in growing and adult chickens and helps avoid boredom.
When it comes to diet The Chicken Whisperer recommends keeping them on a regular diet of 96% layers pellets with healthy seeds and a few dark greens at the end of the day.
Human processed, salty, sugary and fatty foods do not have any place in their diet- they are illegal to feed and can cause kidney disease.