Chickens’ routines change in cold weather, and that affects nutrition. It’s important for us to understand the changes and feed the flock accordingly.
Extras such as grains, scraps and greens should be kept to certain levels, while grit and calcium are supplements that should be available at all times.
As chicks grow into layers their nutrition needs change, as do their ideal feeds. Supplemental concerns such as water and oyster shell also play roles.
Follow these directions to build a goat stanchion, a DIY livestock structure that allows you to easily groom, medicate and milk your dairy goats.
Chicken feed has many categories. Understanding terms such as natural, organic, medicated and non-GMO will help you choose the best feed for your birds.