Grow Your Own – Organic Chicken Feed

When planning your garden, backyard chicken keepers can include a section to grow their own organic chicken feed and forage material.  Chickens benefit from a variety of foods, including greens, herbs and grains.  There are many grain mixes you can make yourself, or you can buy non-GMO, organic chicken feed from your local feed shop.  Chickens also love to forage, which has the added benefits of pest control, natural tilling and soil aeration, and natural fertilization of the soil.  However, if you can produce part of their food yourself, through your gardens, you can cut down on outside input and reduce the amount you have to spend on feed costs.

You can purchase an all-in-one backyard chicken variety pack on our Seeds Now online seed store.  The variety pack includes seeds for:

  • Chickens foragingAlfalfa Sprouts
  • Borage
  • Basil Mix
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass
  • Mint, Spearmint
  • Oregano, Greek
  • Parsley, Dark Green Italian
  • Red Clover Sprouts
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Wheat

All-in-one backyard chicken keeper variety packCheck out the listing on our online seed store to learn more about what kind of support of these herbs, sprouts and grains provide for your backyard chickens.  All of the varieties included in the pack have the added benefits of providing food sources for the bees and other pollinators, attracting pollinators to your yards and gardens, and are able to be used by humans for culinary and medicinal purposes as well.  Get started planing your chicken feed garden today so all the members of your family/flock can enjoy the benefits of your garden!

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