NUTRITION 

See our downloadable guide for the most detailed information about how chickens can gain the below nutrients and suggested feeding requirements to get you started.

Whether you are new to keeping chickens or have raised them for years, considering what you are feeding your birds is a good habit to practice. I find myself constantly consulting guides for what I can and cannot feed my chickens, from table scraps to backyard plants around the coop. It is always a good idea to be informed about the dangers or benefits of what your chickens are exposed to.

Chickens, like any other living thing, have certain nutritional requirements to live a healthy life.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR CHICKEN NUTRITION INCLUDE:

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Fresh water

All living things need fresh water to maintain healthy body function and metabolism.

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Protein

Protein is important for muscle and tissue building and repair.

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Carbohydrates

Provides “quick” energy to the birds throughout the day.

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Fats and Oils

Provides long term energy the birds can burn off throughout the day and keeps feathers and skin healthy.

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Vitamin A

Needed for normal growth, disease resistance, vision, and reproductive health.

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Vitamin B Complex

Needed to maintain optimum growth rate and reproductive health.

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Vitamin D

Healthy growth, prevention of rickets, strengthens eggshells.

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Vitamin K

Improves circulation and keeps blood healthy.

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Calcium

Strengthens bones and eggshells.

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Phosphorous

Strengthens bones and eggshells.

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Zinc

Needed for healthy skin and feather development.

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Manganese

Strengthens eggshells and creates a good hatching rate.

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Iodine

Control of metabolism

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Frank Lloyd Wright left us with this wisdom that beyond the size of any project, its the quality and the charachter of it’s purpose that can turn a coop into a castle. Contact us if you have any questions about joining the movement.