Vitamin K plays a vital part in the chicken’s ability to clot and helps to protect the bird from the parasitic disease known as coccidiosis. If the chicken has a vitamin K deficiency, it will increase the chance of the bird hemorrhaging and prevent the bird from clotting properly.
Yes, chicken can eat raw avocado flesh only, but never the skin or pit. Only feed your chickens raw avocado as a treat every so often, as too much can cause the buildup of toxins in their diet or cause issues that prevent them from digesting other healthy nutrients they get from other sources.
Chickens can eat squash skin but it’s best to remove it before feeding the plant to them. Squash skin is hard and tough and could injure the chicken’s beak. Peel the skin off of the squash and cut it into pieces before feeding it to your chickens whenever possible.
Delaware chickens don’t require any special food requirements, and ensuring they have access to high-quality commercial chicken feed and fresh water is all that is really needed. The chicks of this breed, however, will need their diet to consist of 24% protein for the first 8 weeks.
New Hampshire reds are active chickens that require high quality commercial feed. On average, they will eat between 2 ½ to 4 ounces of feed a day. This feed can be left in feeders for them to free feed or given several times throughout the day at certain meal times.
Chickens can eat whole pecans. They will peck at them until they get through the shell and to the flesh inside. However, you should not give whole pecans to chicks. This can prove to be dangerous, and you may find that your chicks just disregard them anyway.
Chickens cannot eat walnut shells. Unlike many nuts that you may feed your chickens, walnuts have unusually tough shells. Even if they have been crushed, you run the risk of sharp edges. These edges can cause tearing to your chickens’ digestive system.
Chickens can, and will, eat your pumpkin flowers. However, if you are keeping your chickens in the same area as your pumpkin plants, you should note that it’s unlikely that you’ll get pumpkins. Even pecking at the flowers can damage them to the point that they develop further.
Chickens can eat crab guts. They can eat them both cooked and raw. The key is to feed them in moderation. You also need to make sure that after feeding it to them that there are no remnants left in their coop. These will spoil and put your chickens at risk.
Chickens can eat seaweed sheets, but they should be unseasoned. If the seaweed sheets that you have have additional flavor added to them, you should refrain from feeding them to your chickens. With unseasoned seaweed sheets, it’s easy to add it to your chickens’ existing diet.