• Feeding

    Can chickens eat cabbage?

    Cabbage is a surefire treat to feed your chickies! I’ve raised multiple breeds and generations of chickens and they all go nuts over raw cabbage. Cabbage is a vegetable in the brassica family and other veggies like mustard greens, kale, turnip greens, and brussel sprouts are also big hits with chickens. Is cabbage healthy for chickens? Cabbage is very high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and has a small amount of calcium. It’s also zero fat and low in sugar. Is cabbage a good food to feed chickens? Absolutely, as long as chicken feed remains your chickens’ main source of food. Like all fresh vegetables, cabbage is high in moisture.…

  • Can chickens eat carrots

    Can chickens eat carrots?

    Are carrots good for chickens? Yes! Carrots are high in vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C as well as beta carotene, thiamine, folate, manganese, and niacin. All of these nutrients are essential in a healthy chicken’s diet. Beta carotene is a carotenoid, the substance that’s responsible for the orange/yellow hue in egg yolks. Feeding your chickens carrots is a good way to get your chickens to lay rich golden orange yolks. Small chicken breeds such as silkies, bantams, and seramas will need some help because their beaks are too small and weak to peck a chunk out of whole carrots. Is it okay to feed silkie chickens carrots? Shred…