Feed scraps only straight from the garden
QHas the law changed on feeding scraps yet?
AVictoria says: It is still illegal to feed laying hens any foodstuff that has been in a domestic or commercial kitchen and it will remain so due to the high risk of disease transference. This is so that any pathogens (eg campylobacter) that may be bought (or brought) in on commercial chicken meat or other food does not get transferred to your hens and thus their eggs, therefore protecting your family. If you have a vegetable garden or allotment, you can take surplus vegetables directly to the hens, but not if the plants have been in your kitchen first.
Any foodstuff that has been prepared in the kitchen cannot be fed to chickens