There was corn in the barn, and chicken-feed in the yard, and fruit in the garden.
Hugh was obviously small money, and Allen had no time to waste on chicken-feed, but Winsor was a different matter.
Ef he's got somewhars 'round ten dollars in chicken-feed an' in ones an' twos, you assesses him dues of jest one dollar even.
Well, Dr. Filhiol, there, fed his nag enough of our chicken-feed to last us a week.
I thought that, when compared with the clamorous west, we were raising only chicken-feed, and hardly enough of that.
Rats and mice and such small deer, as Shakespeare has it, chicken-feed of the larder they might be called.
However, to do him justice, the transaction was more or less what he would have called "chicken-feed stuff."
Carolus stood in the yard eating Madam Land's chicken-feed and sour milk with excellent appetite.
In the very end of the long woodshed stood a chicken-feed bin.
Oh, that was simply his humorous way of saying that all coins under a dime are fit only for chicken-feed.