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 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

can chickens eat cantaloupe seeds ?

close-up of several Cantaloupes, cut in half and arranged on a wooden surface

So, you find yourself chillin’ in your backyard, basking in the sunshine, and munching’ on a deliciously ripe cantaloupe. You know, the kind that practically bursts with flavor as soon as you sink your teeth into it? Yeah, that’s the one. You’re loving it, and then your eyes lock onto your backyard flock. They’re giving … Read more

Can Chickens Eat Roasted Peanuts?

Roasted Peanuts

As backyard chicken keepers, we often find ourselves wondering if certain food items are safe to share with our flock. Roasted peanuts are one such snack that might have you scratching your head. In this article, we’ll explore whether roasted peanuts are a safe treat for chickens, discuss the nutritional benefits and potential risks, and … Read more