• Question: why do chickens like seeds

    Asked by mat to Carrie, Rupert on 17 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Carrie Ijichi

      Carrie Ijichi answered on 17 Mar 2017:

      Because they’re a really good source of nutrition for them and they satisfy their need to scratch and peck when searching for food. Perfect, if you’re a chicken!

    • Photo: Rupert Marshall

      Rupert Marshall answered on 17 Mar 2017:

      Seeds are food and high in all the important things chickens need. Why do humans like sweets? Because they are high in sugar. But too much sugar (or seed) is bad for the animal. We learn to balance our diets – and so do chickens.