Ask the Expert: Poultry Feeding Practices for a Mixed Flock

Ask Our Experts About Poultry Feed Considerations When Raising a Mixed Flock


If you are considering raising a mixed flock, you likely have questions about how to provide a complete feed. Join our chicken chat Monday, January 9th – Friday, January 13th, and you’ll be able to interact directly with poultry pros and get expert tips on poultry feeding best practices for a mixed flock.

How it works:

1) Enter a question into the feed for our panelists. This month’s theme is poultry feeding best practices, but you can ask other poultry-related questions.

2) Feel free to join the other user threads and offer perspective alongside the panelists.

3) Can’t make the Q&A? Simply bookmark this page and come back to see answers to all the questions at a time that’s more convenient for you. Welcome!

Meet our Panelists:

Lisa Steele is a fifth-generation backyard chicken keeper and founder of the natural chicken keeping website Fresh Eggs Daily®. Lisa is also an author, gardener and aspiring herbalist, and lives on a small hobby farm in Maine.

Janet Garman runs a family homestead Timber Creek Farm, where she raises vegetables for her table and animals for fiber, eggs, meat, and companionship. She is also the author of Chickens from Scratch.

Pam Freeman is the Editor of Backyard Poultry magazine and writes for Pam provides informed answers to reader questions via “Ask the Expert” and works with a team of contributing writers to bring first-hand stories to the print and online community.

Steph Merkle is the Countryside Online Editor and provides the vision and direction for She lives in the foothills of northern Colorado with her husband, two young kiddos and a feathered flock of cross-breeds.

If you want to get a head start on learning about poultry feeding best practices, take a look at these helpful stories.

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Backyard Poultry magazine is your best source for information on how to raise healthier, more productive backyard chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and even keeping guinea fowl. Whether you live on a farm, call a suburban neighborhood home, or are mastering poultry farming in an urban environment, we have the how-to guides and tips for you.

See what you missed on other Q&A sessions:

Raising Chickens in Winter

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chicken Accessories

  • I have three ducks I raised.they live in alittle pond by my house.there r catynintails.they refuse to get out of pond.i have a shed right there for them but they refuse to use.please afraid they will die.suggestions


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