Dark Cornish chickens don’t have any specialized dietary needs and will do well if provided a high quality commercial chicken feed. Dark Cornish chickens will also supplement their diet with various grains, seeds, and insects they find while scratching and foraging.
Kosher King chickens don’t require a specialized diet and can actually consume less commercial feed than other breeds, thanks to their natural tendency to aggressively forage. They will need a high quality commercial feed that matches their life stage.
Turkens are hardy chickens that don’t deal with many health problems. This breed even thrives in hot climates. However, they cannot handle cold temperatures very well. The only real health problems to be concerned with are the same ones that can impact any chicken breed.
Big Red Broilers should be fed a high quality commercial chicken feed. Because this breed is such an excellent forage, you should allow them room to grace, which also means they will supplement their diet with nutritious grains, grubs, insects, and seeds they find.
While health issues are the biggest problems the Cornish Cross chicken breed faces, they are also known to eat non-stop. This non-stop gracing can quickly take a bite out of your budget. Additionally, this breed is rather slow moving and clumsy, which makes them an easy target for predators.
Chantecler chickens should be fed a growers’ mash for the first 6 weeks of their lives and then transitioned to a standard pellet feed. When they are about 18 weeks old, change their feed to a grower or layer feed, depending on why you are raising them.