ChickensFeeding Chickens with Restaurants Food Waste Frugally

Feeding Chickens with Restaurants Food Waste Frugally

Feeding Chickens with Restaurants Food Waste Frugally through networking with local restaurants to bring down the cost of feeding your chickens and adding variety to their diet.

How to establish a cooperation with a local restaurant to collect their waste food in order to use it to feed chickens

Feeding Chickens with Restaurants Food Waste Frugally Homesteading - The Homestead Survival

Feeding livestock can be very expensive for any homesteader and it can easily take up a big part of one’s monthly budget. If you a currently raising chickens you already know that keeping them fed can be expensive. This article was designed to introduce the reader to a unique way to come up with food to feed your chickens.

Talk to small restaurants not corporate chains,… you probably would have better luck. Maybe offer a small barter trade food waste for fresh eggs.

The article was written and shared in hopes to help educate other homesteaders about a great way to get food that you can end up feeding to your chickens.

This method involves making an agreement with one or more local restaurants to collect any waste food that they would ordinarily dump into the dumpster.

All of the information is the article is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and understand

List of Kicthen Scraps Chickens Can Eat:

Bread – Bread, in moderation, can be fed to your chickens, but avoid moldy bread.

Cooked meats – Meats should be cut into small pieces.

Corn – Raw, cooked, or dried corn can be fed to your chickens.

Fruits – Aside from a few exceptions, most fruits are fine to feed your chickens. Suggestions are apples, berries, and melons (watermelon rinds are one of the favorites with our chickens).

Grains – Rice, wheat, and other grains are fine for your chickens.



Vegetables – Most cooked or raw vegetables are okay to feed your chickens. Suggestions include broccoli, carrots (cooked or shredded), cabbage, chard, cucumbers, kale, lettuce, pumpkins, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.

Kitchen scraps are gold (Free Savings). Chickens can eat some of them and convert their nutrients to eggs.

What your chickens do not eat….. throw into compost pile.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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