I bought some organic food pellets for the chickens, but I also want them to get as much green stuff as possible, since they can’t range where the dogs go on the lawn. A good solution suddenly occured to me when I was at my local green grocer/deli, Tacoma Boys. They make a lot of their own goods, and source organically from local farms. I asked for any green stuffs passed selling date or left over from their kitchen prep. This is what they were awesome enough to give me FOR FREE!
Zucchinni, cabbage and apples. They have a few other people who take the bruised fruits/veggies for their animals. So, not only do I absolutely love this store, now I can get FREE organic goodness for my little flock.
I chopped up some cabage heels, strawberries and apple cores to make the mix more yummy for them.
I turned down the free onions. In general, avoid giving your hens onion or garlic as it will taint the natural flavor of the eggs. Same applies with egg storage. I don’t refridgerate my eggs, but I am careful not to store them in the onion or garlic basket since they will absorb the odor. However, if you have fresh herbs that are good in omlettes, you can put them in a paper sack along with the morning eggs for a day, and this lends a very gentle flavoring to an already delicious home grown egg.