2nd October 2019


What is a good source of protein for chickens?

Where they should be used in great moderation I've made it clear under each heading.
  • Cooked eggs: 91% protein.
  • Fish, or fish meal: 61 - 72% protein.
  • Mealworms: 53% protein dried; around 30% live.
  • Pumpkin seeds: 31 - 33% protein.
  • Sprouted lentils: 26 - 30% protein.
  • Cat food: 26 - 30% protein.

Consequently, do chickens eat meat?

Feeding chickens is almost as easy as watering them. You can feed your chickens in a trough, appropriate sized container, or by scattering the food on the ground. You can even give your chickens bones with scraps of meat on them. There is very little that they won't eat.

Do chickens eat protein?

Starter feed, for example, tends to have approximately 24% protein, compared to layer feed which only has 16%. Generally speaking, protein is a more expensive ingredients, that's why many chicken feed manufactures are conscious about reducing the amount of protein in their products when the chickens do not need it.

Do chickens eat other animals?

As an omnivore, the red jungle fowl will eat many types of food it finds on the ground, from insects and worms to seeds, berries and even small animals or reptiles. Feral chickens, domestic chickens that have returned to the wild, use similar omnivorous foraging tactics and will eat a similar diet if available.
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