Poultry feed is the food that is eaten by poultry. The types of feed you can feed your chickens is shown below:
  • Commercial chicken feed

    This is a feed that you will find in Shops, normal this feed is used by commercial farmers.

  • Farm Formulated chicken feed

    Feed formulation is when a farm mixes together certain feeds to form one feed that is suitable for a chicken diet. This is a home made feed. This can be used for commercial poultry farm and for backyard chicken farming. The feed formulation is for both broilers and layers. Some of the ingredients for a Feed formulation are :

    • Barley
    • Corn
    • Soybean
    • Cotton seed
    • fish meal

  • Scraps chicken feed

    This is for the backyard chicken farming, when some farmers are feeding chickens with left-overs. There are scraps that you need to avoid giving to the chickens. Dont give rotten food to your chickens. Some of the good scraps for your backyard chickens:

    • Bread
    • Fruits
    • Vegitables
    • Corn

  • Grass, herbs

    Chickens are not cows, but they do eat certain kinds of grass. Grass contains nutrients that are need by chickens. Chickens also eat certains herbs as well. The grass that is good for chickens:

    • Thyme
    • Alfalfa or Lucerne
    • Lemon Grass

    The herbs that are good for chickens includes

    • Sage
    • Lavender
    • Parsley
    • Marigolds

Poultry feed comes in the following forms:
  • crumbles
  • pellets
  • mash

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