Sometimes my girls need a little boost.
They may be molting, it may be hot outside, or just because I want to give them a little treat.
I read something about this mixture years ago in an old book on raising chickens and it sure has worked for me.
A little side benefit is that it is supposed to help deal with those nasty intestinal worms (Yuck- but they all have them if they are outside at all).
I don’t have an exact recipe, but here is my approximate formula:
4 cups regular chicken feed
1/2 cup fresh garlic
1 cup olive oil
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup cayenne pepper (or hot sauce)
1/4 cup dark molasses
Mix all of the above with a little water if needed to make a moist mash. Feed the chickens in a bucket (I use those round rubber feed pails from tractor supply).
Don’t wait for the applause, they will be too busy eating!