We love seeing our chooks running about, making the most of the fresh plants and bugs. Like any young creatures however, the wee ones need a bit of guidance to get the hang of things. Without a mummy hen to assist, that comes down to us.
Here is Brian in our kitchen diligently preparing a salad for our current brooder cohort. We do this for them from day one, making sure also to include soil and grit with it, to start to build up a healthy gut flora and get their gizzards working.