Why Do Chickens Eat Their Own Poop? (5 Reasons Why + What To Do About It)

Chickens feeding on scattered grain in a field with hills in the background.

Chickens often exhibit some odd behaviors and eating their own poop is one of them. However, coprophagia does occur in chickens and as a chickenkeeper, you need to know the reasons behind it. By understanding the root cause, you can take the steps to curb the habit. In this guide, we discuss why chickens eat … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Black-Eyed Peas

two dark-feathered hens on a wooden deck pecking at Black-Eyed Peas.

Ah, the never-ending journey to unravel the mysteries of chicken cuisine, am I right? I mean, I’ve been all over the map researching the do’s and don’ts of poultry nutrition. One day you’re wondering, “Hmm, should I toss them that leftover spaghetti?” and the next you’re pondering, “What about those black-eyed peas from last night’s … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Banana Peppers ?

a chicken on dirt ground pecking at a cluster of banana peppers lying in front of it.

Growing banana peppers has been one of my favorite gardening adventures. You should’ve seen my garden that first season—those yellow peppers were the stars of the show! Just walking by, you could catch the scent of ripening peppers, and I couldn’t resist sampling a few right then and there. Well, guess who else was curious? … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Meat Scraps ?

Red-brown chicken eats meat on muddy ground; bright comb and eye in focus.

Ah, there you are, cleaning up after dinner and you’ve got this plate of meat scraps. I bet you’re eyeing your backyard, right? Where the girls are out there, just strutting around, clucking as if to say, “Hey, got anything for us?” You’re probably thinking, “Can I share this post-dinner bounty with my flock?” Great … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Moldy Bread?

Slices of moldy bread stacked up with visible blue-green mold patches

Alright, I can totally picture it—Sunday chores with country tunes blaring, a little trip down memory lane, and suddenly, you’re faced with the moldy bread dilemma. Kinda makes you think, “Hey, maybe the girls would enjoy this crumbly, aged delicacy!” Right? But, ah, pump the brakes there, partner. Look, you’ve heard it before, chickens are … Read more