Using natural poultry feed has follow-on benefits. For example, when chickens scratch through a compost pile searching for insects, worms, and other food they turn the compost, helping it mature more quickly.
PHOTO: BONNIE LONG
Turkeys eat grasses and plants if they have access to pasture.
Ducks and geese enjoy a few laughs over a lunch of comfrey leaves.
Chickens will pick the seeds out of heads of sorghum, saving you time and labor.
Chickens in a moveable pen eat cover crops planted on these garden beds and work them into the soil.
Young chickens gobble up black soldier fly larvae, which are high in protein and fat.
In summer, ticks and other insects are a significant part of a guinea’s diet. A guinea hen will teach keets (guinea chicks) to forage.