I spent a lot of time trying to feed chickens without grain. I fed them air potatoes, kitchen scraps, sweet potatoes, beautyberries, scraps from church dinners… and didn’t have all that much luck. They would quit laying because they lacked enough protein in their diets.
So I tried letting them free-range, growing corn and amaranth, feeding them moringa and even letting chickens into my compost pile to pick out maggots.
Still, I found myself either buying chicken feed… or going without eggs.
That’s why I’ve been quite interested in what Justin Rhodes has been doing with his birds.
On Sunday Justin continues his series of live workshops with a look at feeding chickens… sometimes even for free.
I hate buying feed I know is filled with GMOs and slaughter wastes.
Feeding chickens from your own homestead is the Holy Grail of chickendom.
Sign up here to join the workshop.
I know Justin’s knowledge is going to save us all a lot of money and I’m pleased to throw my support behind the good work he’s doing for backyard homesteaders. His film Permaculture Chickens is worth every penny and I am glad to have a copy.