When I first picked up the chickens from their previous owner, I was told that they had mostly lived on wheat. Since then, I’ve gone about discovering which foods they do and don’t like. So far, the things they seem to dislike the most is anything green. I’ve tried heaps of forage, but to no avail. Mynext plan is to try sprouting some wheat so they get a familiar flavour of wheat, but with the added benefit of greens and sprouts.
One “meal” or treat they have loved are these snack bars from fresheggsdaily.com. The recipe is not vegan (it uses egg and egg shell) and it makes heaps! I halved it, but next time I would quarter the recipe. All of the ingredients are super cheap, and happen to be vegan staples, too. I had to keep reminding myself to not nibble at them, because of the eggs! Unfortunately, I have since noticed that one of the hens has a small piece missing from her top beak, so the bottom part protrudes. So mostly, I crumble these treats up into smaller bits because she likes to peck, but I don’t want her to hurt herself just to get a snack, haha.