A Great Question came in from a Customer Today asking advice on whether or not she should supplement feed for her Free Ranged Chickens. . .
The Answer = NO -- but........yes, kinda sorta? - - - Lets Talk about this.
BACK in the DAY -- Chickens never depended on Humans to supply their food. The Good Lord made animals self sufficient - they are born with the skills to find their own food.
In modern day, our properties are smaller and we like to keep our Chickens close to us - preferably on our own Farm / Property, so lots of domesticating has gradually occurred down the line, and many homesteads have kept them in Chicken Runs and fed them GMO Feeds.
This has not been good for the Chicken - and twice as bad for those of us who consume their eggs -- Feeding commercial "feeds" does Not produce a Healthy Hen or Egg.
With all that Said . . . . Lets Talk FREE RANGING ! ! Yay !
Back to how they were designed - a Chicken was MADE to Forage ! They know what they want to eat - they know what mineral or protein their body craves ! They BE Smart !
SO-- Do we need to "FEED" them per say ? NO - Not Really --- BUT ---- Because We want
them to Stick Around and give us those Delicious Healthy Eggs -
Our part is to prepare our Homesteads to have the re