Definition of chicken feed in English:

chicken feed

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noun

1 [mass noun] Food for poultry.
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  • In this instance, the dioxin source was traced to contaminated animal fats that had been added to chicken feed and other animal feedstuffs.
  • Paradoxically, the factory was used to develop revolutionary chicken feed to increase the weight of chickens with greater, industrial efficiency.
  • She picked up the bag of chicken feed and started tossing it about to the chickens that had gathered about her feet.
1.1 informal A ridiculously small sum of money: the pay was chicken feed for the work I put in
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  • Surely it's not for the £500,000 paid for the serialisation rights - pure chicken feed to Britain's richest footballer.
  • If the member calls $20 million chicken feed, then the Government should be paying the extra $16 million.
  • But that absolutely is chicken feed compared to the numbers that will be paid through a highly negotiated collective arrangement.

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