Today we’re going to discuss somewhat of a hot topic in the chicken world It’s one of those topics that most chicken keepers have a strong opinion What am I talking about? Diatomaceous earth (DE) of course! There are many chicken keepers who won’t get near the stuff and many who use it on a regular basis with much success So, what are your thoughts on DE? Do you use it in your coop? Let’s first take a look at what DE actually is and then I’ll
Chickens are omnivores, which means that they eat both plants and animals Well, mainly insects rather than animals Although chickens have a need for protein sourced from animal tissue, they also need plants to eat
If your chickens are able to get out of the coop and forage, then they’ll have access to grass, seeds and other plants But what if your chickens can’t leave the coop?
Fodder is a cheap and easy way to get your flock the plants that they need to stay healthy Growing fodder is simple and requires minimal time, work and equipment