Chickens need fresh food, not just pellets.
All winter they get table scraps to supplement their pellets,
Come spring they get the clover we planted for them last fall:
on the left is their winter yard. Completely devoid of greenery.
They've pecked and scratched it bare.
But on the right--red clover.
An entire yard of it:
Wifi telling our other cochin, Flashdrive, to come on over.
This milk crate protected the last of the clover.
It took them 3 days to eat the whole yard down to stems:
from 6" tall to stubble.
Luna, Tweedledee and Sadie finish the job.
We are now collecting over a dozen eggs a day.