A lot of people have the misconception that poultry can be fed on
kitchen scraps and a bit of free ranging alone, thinking that they do not require any other form of food. This is not true.
It is true, however, that the average chicken in the average yard or paddock would definitely gain a large quantity of their required dietary needs from foraging, especially in the form of greens, protein from insects and grit from the dirt.
It is important to provide a complete commercial poultry feed.
Chickens are relatively easy to feed and for the volume of food required, are surprisingly productive. Of course chickens are great at demolishing any leftovers from last night’s dinner, but just remember that these treats alone will not suffice.