What do hens eat?

Hens eat a mix of layer pellets, grit and oyster shell. For treats they can eat insects and most fruit and vegetables.

Our hens diet is broken into two parts; the Basics being the majority of their diet for healthy egg laying and Treats for spoiling them and generally keeping them happy.

Basics…

Their basic diet is made up of a mix of layer pellets, grit and oyster shell with a sprinkle of garlic powder for long term immunity.

The layer pellets keep the hens healthy and ensure regular laying, the grit aids digestion by grinding up food and the oyster shell is rich in calcium ensuring strong egg shells.

When it comes to preparing their feed we use a typical plastic cereal container that holds enough food mix for a week. Our measurement system is just as ground breaking, 1 cup layer pellets, half a cup of grit and oyster shell with a sprinkle of garlic powder so often.

Treats…

When it comes to treats we like to spoil our hens and at least once a week we give them a mixture of the following:

  • Fruit (banana, grapes, blue berries, apples)
  • Vegetables (peppers, cabbage)
  • Insects (dried meal worms, bugs)
  • Mixed corn

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