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What should I feed my chickens?

Chickens need different types of feed at different stages of their lives. From day old to about 6 weeks they can have a chick crumb.

From 6weeks to about 14-20 weeks (depending on breed) they can have Grower or rearer pellets.

From 14-20 weeks and up they should be on a good quality layer pellet or layer mash. Their pellet feed should make up 80-90% of their diet. You can then supplement the rest with lovely treats, but treats should be given sparingly as if you over treat your hens will want this and not eat their pellet feed, they need the pellet feed as this has been nutritionally designed to give them most of the vitamins, minerals, protein etc… they need. You should not feed corn, wheat or barley as their main feed.

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