Chickens will eat just about anything. But overall, there isn’t a lot on the what not to feed chickens list.
Sharing your kitchen scraps and leftovers with your flock is a great way to vary their diet, especially when winter has killed the grass and bugs they would forage upon.
They love seeds, grains, greens, grass, vegetables, fruits, nuts, kitchen scraps, manure from other animals, worms, herbs, and bugs.
All of those foods are chicken food. You can save money and get more nutrition from your eggs by feeding your chickens various food sources.
What NOT to Feed Your Chickens – Avocadoes (mainly the pit and peel) – Chocolate or Candy – Citrus – Green Potato Skins – Dry Beans – Junk Food – Moldy or Rotten Foods – High Salt Foods – Onions – Coffee – Raw Rice or Beans – Spinach or Rhubarb Leaves – Tomatoes & Eggplant – Raw Eggs – they could develop a taste for them and start eggs the eggs you wish to collect
Chickens do have some brains. If you think about chickens in the wild they would have to know what’s good for them and what’s not.