With the cost of chicken feed having increased more than 25% around here in the past couple years, I've been trying to supplement my flock's layer pellets with "treats" each morning. Here's a couple things I do; what ideas to others have?
Any kitchen scraps like carrott peelings, apple cores etc. go in a bowl on the counter for the chickens. They love old bread and pasta too. I also generate a lot peelings from potatoes and squash since I grow all my own. I've read raw potatoe peelings should not be fed to chickens, so I put peelings in an old saucepan on the wood stove to cook in the evening when I have a fire going anyway. All the squash seeds and stuff inside, plus any squash starting to get soft go in there too.
Once in a while I get a cracked egg; I'll cook that too and mash it up real well so hopefully it doesn't look or smell like raw eggs.
Corncobs are also tasty treats, when it's the season.