Do I have to feed my chickens?
Chickens must be fed. The general suggested rations are 3-6 oz. of feed per chicken per day. To provide variety and other nutrients, owners can also supplement this diet with vegetables and bread. Feed should be kept in a rodent proof container in a cool, dry environment in order to extend its shelf life. Chickens are hardy birds and can survive a St. Louis winter, but it is recommended to feed chickens more during winter months to facilitate natural insulation. They should also have constant access to clean, lukewarm water, as just a couple hours of deprivation can cause dehydration.