Do you feed your chooks scraps? You need Dine a Chook Scraps Booster!
Poor laying, strange eggs, sick chickens. So often, the problems we see in backyard chickens are caused by diet.
Chickens love scraps. And chicken keepers love seeing the joy scraps give to their chickens, not to mention the satisfaction of converting kitchen waste into eggs!
But scraps can be bad for chickens. Even in moderation, feeding scraps can impact the health and performance of laying hens.
At Dine a Chook, we have been trying to come up with a way for backyard chickens (and their keepers) to have their cake and eat it too. Scraps Booster is our solution – it makes scraps healthy for chickens.
Why are scraps bad for chickens?
The problem is, most scraps - even seemingly healthy veggies - are like ice cream to chickens. And their feed is like boring bran cereal. It is obvious which is healthier, and which your chickens would prefer to eat. But when chickens fill up on scraps, they eat less feed, and this is where the problems start.
Modern chicken feed is carefully balanced to include all of the nutrients that chickens need to thrive. This includes the right ratio of protein to fibre, and a wide range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
When chickens choose scraps over their feed, suddenly these ratios are all wrong. Most scraps are low in protein and high in fibre. They don't always have a lot of vitamins or minerals, either.
So chickens that eat scraps aren’t getting enough protein and are probably missing out on key vitamins and minerals too. This impacts egg production as well as health.
The solution? Dine a Chook Scraps Booster.
How does Scraps Booster work?
Dine a Chook Scraps Booster works by making scraps more nutritious. It boosts the protein content of scraps and adds vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
All you have to do is mix 1 tablespoon of Dine a Chook Scraps Booster with 1-2 cups of scraps. Scraps Booster makes the scraps healthier for chickens, and even more palatable. Now, rather than diluting the nutritional intake of your birds, scraps become a nutritious, protein-rich treat!
Make your scraps work harder with Dine a Chook Scraps Booster
Dine a Chook Scraps Booster is designed to make scraps work harder.
As well as being rich in protein, it is a natural source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and antimicrobial peptides and defensins.
Made from insect protein, it is a 100 % natural addition to a balanced diet for chickens.
Do you want to know more about chicken nutrition?
Check out our blog
- Why modern laying hens can't eat what old barnyard chooks did
- The Dos and Don'ts of Feeding Scraps to Chickens
- The Best Diet for Laying Hens
- Do Chickens Need a Vitamin and Mineral Supplement?
- Why protein is so important for chickens
Our blog is based on our 10+ years keeping backyard chickens and working with chicken keepers. If there is something you'd like to know, Contact Us!
Happy chicken keeping!
Rachael - Dine a Chook Australia