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What do I feed my chickens? I feed my hens egg-ration. You can get it from your local feed store. Egg-ration has everything a hen needs to lay eggs, lot of nutrients. Also you can feed chickens in general, crushed corn, a basic food. Baby chicks need chicken mesh (aka: mash). It's a blend of several feeds into a smaller size, so the chicks can eat it. If you have any questions you can e-mail me. Your local feed store should be able to answer all your questions also. When we first got chickens we just went to our feed store and they told us all we needed to know. Tindle Feeds is a popular one, but we like locally owned places better. Our feed store is called D&D Feeds and has been around for a long time.
As a snack, chickens LOVE bread. We also feed our chicken left over lettuce, carrots, any type of vegtables.
Another need for chickens is grit. Grit is small rocks or pebbles that chickens eat. The grit goes into their "grit pouch" and actually helps digest the food the chicken eats. The grit acts as a kind of "teeth" for chickens to digest with. The grit pouch acts like our stomach does, it breaks down the food. You can get grit at your local feed store also.