Goldie wrote:In a dire SHTF scenario, what are chickens fed ? assuming there is not place to go by feed
Yes, this has been on my mind for a while.
First of all, as I have no rooster, I would only have to keep them for a year or so...then they go to the dinner pot.
I have started to really keep track of how much they eat...on a daily basis:
400g commercial layer feed in pellet form
40g deer corn
The corn shouldn't be an issue, and I may try growing some feed corn this year to get an idea of how much to plant.
The oatmeal is just a treat for the cooler weather, but I'm pretty sure it's in the commercial feed.
What I need to do is find out what's in the feed and figure out how much I need to grow to make my own mix.
If I can grow my own feed, I'm sure I could get the feed cost down to almost nil!