So one day a number of months back, Ann asked a fellow customer at the Alameda Farmers' Market if she wouldn't mind parting with her carrot tops to help feed some local chickens. After some conversation, the woman asked for our address so she could deliver us her vegetable peelings.
Now we often get big bags of scraps deposited on our front porch, with peelings from carrots, zucchini, potatoes, fruit, etc. and often egg shells. The problem is that the chickens have a hard time pecking at the large uncooked peelings.
So I have taken it on myself to dump it all in our food processor to chop it up into peck-sized pieces. I call my creation, "Chicken slaw." Doesn't it look appetizing? The chickens like it quite a bit.
We also are appreciative of other donations we receive toward the chicken-feeding effort. We get carrot tops and lettuce that is past its prime from various neighbors. We sometimes get jars filled with snails (good protein!). We recently received our first batch of spent barley from a beer brewer, and the chickens loved it.