I’m kinda new to chickens but have discovered that my month old chicks just LOVE rotten wood chunks that I scrounge for them from the backyard forest!! They love to tear it apart with beaks and feet but also eat big chunks of it. I’m guessing that they’re getting nutrition from the natural bacteria and fungi in the wood because there are few bugs. Anybody else have this experience?
I often wonder how my chickens manage to fill their crops when they're out foraging in the grass 'cause I usually can't see a darn thing! I imagine there are countless tiny bugs they are eating as well as all the aforementioned living things not seen by the naked eye. It's all good :)