We will start off our site with a very interesting first post – what NOT to feed your chicken. Many people think that chickens will eat everything, including human scraps. This however cannot be further from the truth. Although chickens have a high tolerance for pretty much any kind of food, feeding them these items may cause them to get sick or even worse, die.
The first item is avocados. Who knew that this millennial brunch staple is toxic to chickens! Do not try it, feeding your chickens avocados is a sure fire way to get them killed. Another type of food that most humans love but can harm a chicken is chocolates. Similar to dogs, chickens cannot stomach chocolates.
Chickens can eat most seeds like pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. They cannot however eat the seeds of sweet peas and morning glories. They also can’t eat raw peanuts and dried beans (unless they’re cooked first).
You should also never feed your chicks raw meat. They can eat all sorts of meat, even chicken (as creepy as that sounds), but all meat has to be thoroughly cooked before being fed to the chickens.
In our next post, we will be talking about the fun process of building a coop for your chickens. It is pretty easy once you know how to do it.