Chicken Feeding

Having your own chickens is both fun and very rewarding. There are definitely some things that you need to know before you jump right into buy your chickens, but one thing you shouldn’t worry about too much is what to feed them. Chickens will eat most of the stuff you toss at them and will fill up on the grass, weeds, bugs and pests they find in your yard. There a few nutrients that you will want to add to their diets to make sure they are healthy and happy, but this is not a hard task to accomplish.

You can also feed your chickens grains which is very common. Scraps of foods and peelings will be devoured, and they love bones with a little meat on them. A lot of chicken owners will put food in a large container they can go to in the coop to feed. If you choose to do this make sure you have a big enough container that they can all fit around when it is time to eat. Other owners scatter the food around to separate the chickens.

One important nutrient for your hens is calcium. This is important to help them lay the most and best eggs possible. Start adding calcium to their diets before laying season and don’t stop until they have finished laying for the year. If your chickens lay all year then just keep calcium in their diets all the time. Crushed clam shells is an excellent source of calcium and chickens love them. You can find these at most feed stores. Just be sure they are crushed up real small, because if their are whole shells in there your chickens might mistake them for their own eggs.

One of the best things about having a nice yards for your chickens to run around in, is that they will get a large number of nutrients just by eating the grass and the bugs. They will need more than just this, but it is a good start to a healthy diet for them. Animal protein is one thing they will not get much of from roaming your yard. You can feed them small bones with meat on them and fish which they love to get them the protein.

I know that this was a short article, but when it comes to feeding your chickens there really isn’t too much to be stressed about. Remember that if you are looking to get the best and most eggs out of your chickens you are going to want to keep a steady amount of calcium in your hens’ diets. And protein is another important part of their diets. Other than that, go down to your feed store and see what they have. Most stores will have chicken feed all made up and this will work, then you can add in the extra nutrients you want that the feed doesn’t cover. Or you can create your own feed, your chickens will be happy either way! So go out there, get started and have fun!
Sabung Ayam
Utah ACFE Chapter Training – May 2nd, 2017 Dr. Stan Jenne – Professional Ethics for Fraud Examiners
Join us for our upcoming Utah Area Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiner ethics training for networking, good food, and (1) hour of continuing professional education. Date/Time: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 11:30am-1pm Topic: Professional Ethics for Fraud Examiners Speaker: – Dr. Stan Jenne, CPA, CFE Location & Menu: The Lion House, 63 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City Driving Directions & Parking (parking vouchers provided) Sweet Nutty Broccoli Salad, Cardinal Chicken, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Lion House Rolls Send special meal requests to [email protected] by the reservation deadline. RSVP Process, Cost and Payment:  Cost is $20 and covers 1 CPE hour and lunch.  Pay Online: Prepaying automatically RSVPs you and those you pay for and list on the ticket. Pay at the Door: Click here to RSVP and pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card.  Deadline to RSVP is 3:00 p.m. on the Friday before the training. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the luncheon or you will need to pay the full cost. Questions/concerns – contact us at [email protected] Presenter Biography: Dr. Jenne is currently a Professor of Accounting at Utah Valley University teaching in areas including auditing and financial accounting.  As prior dean from 2006-2008, the school included four departments with approximately 60 faculty members and served over 3500 students and led the school through the final stages of AACSB accreditation. He has served on a Montana bank board of directors since 2006 and also as chair of the audit committee and continues to serve on local credit union of Weber State University.  Dr, Jenne holds the CPA and CFE designations.           Professional Committees: Former member of the Ethics Committee and Educator/CPA Issues Committee of the Illinois CPA Society. Former member of the Long Range and Strategic Planning Committee, Ethics Committee, and Technical Issues Committee of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. Served one term as chair and one term as secretary of the Long Range and Strategic Planning Committee and hosted the annual Future Issues Conference.For Dr. Jenne's complete bio, please visit:​ ~Utah ACFE Chapter Board