Friday, November 19, 2010

The Diet of a Chicken

  • Cantaloupe seeds
  • Lettuce
  • Weeds
  • Worms
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Goldfish crackers (my son is happy to share)
  • Maggots
  • Scratch
  • Leftover pasta, preferably spaghetti -- (chickens aren't bright. They think they're worms)
  • Honeydew seeds
  • Scum from my jams
  • Saltines (my chickens love these)
  • Grubs
  • Bananas
  • Tomatoes
  • Yogurt
  • Crumble
  • Chicken feed
  • Apple cores
  • Leaves off my pomegranate tree
  • Leaves off my parsley
  • Just about anything in my garden except pepper plants. Damn chickens.
  • Pita bread
  • Ears of corn (because I'm nice)
  • White rice
  • Brown rice
  • Spiders
  • Earwigs
  • Snails
  • And of course, plenty of love. Ahhhh. Corny, I know.

Chicken owners, how about you? What do you feed your chickens?


  1. Great post, Karen. What do I feed my chickens? Goodness, just about anything. Today they got their normal organic soy-free grain, freshly made quinoa with a banana cut up into it (it was overripe and no one was going to eat it in the house and no banana bread getting made any time soon with Thanksgiving coming). I ate a piece of leftover wild salmon for lunch and gave them the skin. It was fight-worthy. And then I went to clean the kitchen and found some leftover quinoa I had made for dinner the other night mixed with sauteed cabbage, red pepper and onion. They loved it.


  2. This is a great list! I'll refer to it for our chickens at school. :)

  3. Those chicken are way to sweet to be eaten!
    I think I ll switch to the vegetable biryani version! :)
    Thanks for the follow on Twitter!


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