Chickens are omnivores! In many classic TV westerns, chickens are shown eating grain and corn thrown by a ranch-hand or child. Because this is primarily their food source on farms, it has led some people to assume that chickens are vegetarians. Chickens are actually omnivores who enjoy many insects, and in some case, small frogs, mice, snakes, and bugs! They do also enjoy fresh plants and corn, but that is not their only source of nutrition. Free-range chickens enjoy snapping up pieces of grass, a couple bugs, and perhaps even a small mouse while out on the range.
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