I need a way to feed chickens cheaply. During the summer they can eat grass and bugs but what about winter? How do you guys keep chickens without spending a lot?
FTR, I wasn't saying they should eat just corn.Corn is deficient in both protein and important amino acids. A chicken fed just corn will not lay eggs, even if they are getting enough calories. They will not do well on such a diet.
If you hand milk, giving the chickens the 'hoof milk' is a great way to make use of it. My girl has occationally stepped in the milking pan, so I finish up, and pour it over some chicken feed. The chickens gobble it up as fast as they can swallow!Really? We've given ours scraps but never considered milk.