Feeding Your Chickens

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chicken feed

Chicken feed is just food for farm chickens, which include ducks, geese, chickens and other domestic fowl. It is rich in protein, which is essential for the growth and care of your farm chickens. The quality of chicken feed you use is very important. You can get chicken feed from various sources like local feed stores, farm supply stores, feed mills etc. All these sources have their own advantages and disadvantages, which you should know before you select a particular source.

The best quality of chickens feed

While buying chicken feed you should be careful about the ingredients it contains. Many of the chicken feed contains corn and wheat, which may be harmful for your pets. These ingredients may prove harmful if consumed by your pets. Also you should be aware of the fact that not all types of feed contain all the ingredients required by the chickens. Some of the feeds contain only maize meal, which is made up of chemicals that are harmful for your pets.

Most chicken feed also contain only small quantity of calcium, phosphorous and iron. Calcium and phosphorous are important for the growth of your chickens. Iron helps in the growth and development of the bones and teeth of the chickens. Therefore it is essential to buy chicken feed with adequate amount of calcium, phosphorous and iron. Vitamins are also provided by the chicken feed. It should have adequate quantities of vitamins B and D, folic acid, magnesium, zinc and copper.