Kohtamäki farm at Kauhava, Finland.

Chicken feeds and feeding

Chickens are free to eat. In other words, they eat as much as they need as often as they need it. Drinking and feeding devices are located in the halls above a moisture-absorbing layer or a grille. There is sufficient space for all of the chickens to eat and drink simultaneously. 

Chickens are fed appropriate ratios of wholegrain feed to industrially manufactured feed – a proportion that is planned to safeguard the health of the chickens. The industrial feed is manufactured from Finnish grain and supplemented with protein, mineral, micronutrient and vitamin components. Wholegrain feed is added on the farm and it comes from the farm itself or from farms in the nearby area.