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Good plan. I like simple. I use a 16% organic grower for the base feed. I keep fishmeal (60% protein) on hand and mix at 1:10 to make a 20% protein feed for chicks.

It's easier IMHO to add protein than to take it away, even though grain will do so.

The roosters do fine on 16 or less.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

Good plan. I like simple. I use a 16% organic grower for the base feed. I keep fishmeal (60% protein) on hand and mix at 1:10 to make a 20% protein feed for chicks.

It's easier IMHO to add protein than to take it away, even though grain will do so.

The roosters do fine on 16 or less.

I can adjust that (roughly) by how much scratch(and other foods) I give them of a day.

Chicks don't get scratch very often until POL.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #13 of 16
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Here are the pics of the 'Coop and Surroundings' I tried to send you earlier, from your last message to me. But now I am successful. Thoughts on all the openings???

AppleMarkAppleMark

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I've got 3 hens 19wks. The RIR has had a pretty dark comb for over 3-4wks. Two Barred rocks with definite combs.
I checked the barred rock pelvic bones, over a thumb and finger wide. Does this mean ready for eggs? Checked another Barred Rock....3 fingers on the pelvic bones.
Edited by grandma7 - 10/17/15 at 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by Arwenelfmaiden View Post
 

Here are the pics of the 'Coop and Surroundings' I tried to send you earlier, from your last message to me. But now I am successful. Thoughts on all the openings???

AppleMarkAppleMark

Love all that ventilation! They will pass the winter quite comfortably in there without any modifications.

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my 19 week old RIR...figure she be the first to lay.
She's a very dark red, the other 2 RIR'S are lighter.
Edited by grandma7 - 10/14/15 at 2:10pm
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