Search for chicken food and you will find loads of different types. The organ food sellers will tell you, that you will get more eggs by feeding their food to chickens. This is untrue, as like the female of the human species, all hens are born with the eggs inside them. They start producing them about the 19th week of being born and depending on the breed; they will lay between 180 and 300 eggs a year. This drops off in the second and third year by about 10% each year. The odd hen or two will still lay eggs up to 5 years. Their normal life span is about 7 years.
The best food in the UK is layers pellets. Corn, wheat, vitamins etc are ground into a powder and then made into pellet. However, a chicken will get 30% of its food from eating grass if left to roam free.
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Myself I will eat any chicken cooked in any way as long as I do the cooking. I don’t eat chicken from you know who and their rival, the colonel.
If plucking a chicken takes to long, then cut the skin at the neck and roll it back and it will come off very easily. There is very little fat in a chicken and 97% of what fat there is, comes from the skin.