Super surplus food for hens
It is, of course, illegal to feed your hens anything that has been bought in the supermarket and gone through your kitchen. However, you can feed your hens surplus produce from your garden. In fact, I can’t stop the hens eating my apples, which are falling everywhere; the only frustrating thing is when they peck just a little out of perfectly good apples and then move on to peck at others. They will also eat plums, damsons and pears. I also bring home plenty of surplus lettuce leaves, chard and beetroot leaves from the allotment which they tuck into with relish. They also love tomatoes that have split or over-ripened and that might otherwise be thrown out. The same applies to overgrown courgettes. I am also giving the outer leaves from cauliflowers and other brassicas for the hens to gobble up.