What do chickens mostly eat?

Meat scraps (excluding chicken)
Cooked vegetables.
Cooked rice and pasta. Eggshells or oyster shells. Dairy (milk, cheese, or yogurt)
Fruit. Fish and fish skins (no bones)
Greens. Bread and crackers.

In general, chickens eat about 1/4 lb. Of feed per chicken per day. This comes out to about 1.75 lbs (or 1 and 3/4 lb.) of feed per chicken per week. So one chicken will eat a 50 lb. Bag of feed in 200 days. That means that a flock of 6 chickens will eat a 50 lb. Bag of feed in roughly 33 days, or one month.

What chickens can and should not eat?

Yes, chickens can eat a whole fish, including raw fish carcasses, heads, bones, skin, fins and guts. Do not feed chickens a heavily buttered or deep fried fish, as it is too fatty for them. Yes, chickens can eat acorn squash, either raw or cooked. Chickens can eat all parts of the acorn squash, including the seeds and the skin.

One of the next things we wanted the answer to was: what foods are harmful to chickens?

Foods chickens won’t eat or need to avoid: Avocados – the peeling, fruit and seed are poisonous to chickens. Chocolate – chocolate especially contains a toxin called methylxanthines theobromine and is poisonous to chickens. Onions – Onions contain a toxin substance called thiosulphate that destroys red blood cells.

Can you eat Roosters and is there a difference?

We can eat male chickens, yes. Rooster meat is a little tougher and more stringy but is perfectly fine. It’s most expensive for farms to raise roosters for meat though.

This begs the query “Does Rooster taste different from chicken and how?”

It will be older & require longer cooking at a lower temperature or it could be tough but the meat will be similar some people prefer it as the taste is a little stronger.

While I was reading we ran into the question “What do Roosters taste like?”.

In addition, rooster meat also provides micronutrients such as zinc and B-group vitamins, especially vitamin B3. The rooster has a very fragrant and tasty flesh, but it is firmer than other poultry. Therefore, it is usually simmered for several hours in wine to tenderize it.